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Party of Five Reboot Is Happening at Freeform

Party of Five Reboot Is Happening at Freeform
Another day, another reboot! Party of Five is the latest series staged to make a TV comeback, as Freeform is set to reboot the the beloved '90s drama, E! News has confirmed. The network has handed a pilot order to the original series creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman, who will be modernizing the drama by tackling immigration. Similar to the original series, the reboot will follow five siblings, the Buendias, who struggle to keep their family together after their parents are deported back to Mexico.  The original Party of Five, which ran from 1994-2000, starred Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, and Lacey Chabert (and various actors who played the youngest, Owen) as siblings...
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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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Nancy Pelosi Fired Up and ‘Fabulous’ as Judge on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’

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Nancy Pelosi Fired Up and ‘Fabulous’ as Judge on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’
In case you missed it, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will be guest judging on “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” this season. The reality competition regularly features guest judges to help evaluate the queens each week, but the guests typically hail from the world of music or entertainment. This season will feature Pelosi, alongside Vanessa Hudgens, Tituss Burgess, Kristin Chenoweth, Shay Mitchell and others. Pelosi’s spokesperson told The Washington Post that the congresswoman already taped her appearance and had a “fabulous” time doing so. She’s also a fan of the show, according to WaPo, which pointed out that Pelosi is hardly...
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Natasha Leggero Joins Long List of James Toback Accusers: ‘He’s Probably Humping a Tree Somewhere’ (Video)

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Natasha Leggero Joins Long List of James Toback Accusers: ‘He’s Probably Humping a Tree Somewhere’ (Video)
Natasha Leggero joined nearly 400 other women in accusing James Toback of sexual misconduct when she shared her experience with the disgraced director to Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday night. Leggero said she had experienced so much harassment over the years, she didn’t recall the incident until she saw others relaying their stories. “I saw all these women coming forward on Twitter and I was like ‘I forgot this guy sexually harassed me in New York 20 years ago,'” Leggero said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Leggero said Toback came up to her in a hotel and offered her a part in his...
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Rupert Murdoch Recovering After Suffering Back Injury While Sailing

Rupert Murdoch Recovering After Suffering Back Injury While Sailing
Rupert Murdoch is recovering at home after suffering a serious back injury. The media mogul was hospitalized after taking a fall while sailing earlier this month, Variety has confirmed.

The 86-year-old head of 21st Century Fox fell and was rushed off the boat by a helicopter, according to Vanity Fair, while vacationing on his son Lachlan’s yacht in the Caribbean earlier in January.

In a short note to senior executives, Murdoch said he would be working from home for a few weeks.

“I hope you all are having a great start to 2018. I suspect it has been better than mine,” he wrote late last week, noting he “suffered a painful back injury” as the result of a sailing accident. “While I am well on the road to recovery, I have to work from home for some weeks.” He told executives they could expect to hear from them via phone, email, and text
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Golden Globes Music Sweep Is a Kraft-Engel Production

Golden Globes Music Sweep Is a Kraft-Engel Production
Last weekend’s Golden Globe Awards saw Alexandre Desplat win Best Score (for “The Shape of Water”), and Benj Pasek and Justin Paul win Best Song (for “The Greatest Showman”). What do they have in common? All three are represented by Richard Kraft and Laura Engel, whose Kraft-Engel Management is one of Hollywood’s top music agencies. Kraft-Engel’s other clients include Danny Elfman, Moby, John Debney, Mark Isham, Henry Jackman, Alan Menken, Bear McCreary, Marco Beltrami, Christophe Beck and John Powell.

Kraft has been a film-music agent for more than 30 years, Engel for more than 20. They began working together in the 1980s when Engel was Elfman’s manager and Kraft was doing his film deals. Kraft started his own company in 1991; she joined him as an agent in 1996 and together they formed Kraft-Engel Management in 2005. They refer to themselves as “agents who give the attention to our clients as if we were managers.”

Variety caught
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Paul Rudd Named 2018 Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

Paul Rudd Named 2018 Hasty Pudding Man of the Year
Actor and screenwriter Paul Rudd has been named 2018 Man of the Year by the nation's oldest collegiate theatrical organization at Harvard University.

Hasty Pudding said Thursday it is honoring Rudd because his career has spanned many genres, from indies to mainstream films, from heartfelt comedies to superheroes.

Hasty Pudding president Amira Weeks said the entire organization is in awe of Rudd, "specifically, in his ability to have not aged since 1995."

Rudd co-wrote and starred in Ant-Man and plays the lead in the upcoming The Catcher Was a Spy, the real-life story of Ivy Leaguer and major league ballplayer...
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Frank Darabont Sues AMC Over ‘Walking Dead’ Again

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Frank Darabont Sues AMC Over ‘Walking Dead’ Again
Former “The Walking Dead” showrunner Frank Darabont has filed another lawsuit against AMC, claiming that an audit has uncovered more money that is owed to him from the hit zombie drama. The new suit, which also lists Creative Artists Agency and Dark Woods Productions as plaintiffs, seeks damages “in an amount to be determined at trial, but in no event less than $10 million.” “Having recently completed an audit of AMC’s accounting records, it is now clear that AMC’s wrongful conduct extends well beyond artificially deflated license fees,” the suit, filed Thursday in New York Supreme Court, reads. “AMC has used...
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‘Shape of Water’ Poised to Lead Oscar Nominations: Final Predictions in All Categories

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will unveil nominations for the 90th annual Oscars. It’s been a season marked, refreshingly, by a lack of frontrunners in most major categories. Combined with an extended phase two this year (thanks to the Winter Olympics), it ought to make for a spirited sprint to the finish line after the races are firmed up next week.

Here are In Contention’s final predictions for nominations in all 24 Oscar categories.

Best Picture

Call Me by Your Name

Emilie Georges, Luca Guadagnino, Marco Morabito, Peter SpearsDunkirk

Emma Thomas, Christopher NolanThe Florida Project

Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching TsouGet Out

Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm, Jordan Peele “Lady Bird”

Eli Bush, Evelyn O’Neill, Scott RudinThe Post

Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko KriegerThe Shape of Water

J. Miles Dale, Guillermo del Toro “Three
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Samantha Bee Weighs in on Aziz Ansari Controversy: ‘It Doesn’t Have to Be Rape to Ruin Your Life’

Samantha Bee Weighs in on Aziz Ansari Controversy: ‘It Doesn’t Have to Be Rape to Ruin Your Life’
On Wednesday’s “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee,” the host took on critics of the #MeToo movement and those who said allegations against Aziz Ansari should not be part of the conversation.

#MeToo backlash has spread across social media in recent days, with some saying that the Ansari accusations have tainted the fight against sexual harassment and abuse. In her monologue, Bee responded, “What many fail to understand is that it doesn’t have to be rape to ruin your life and it doesn’t have to ruin your life to be worth speaking out about. Any kind of sexual harassment or coercion is unacceptable.”

“A lot of people are worried about Aziz’s career, which no one is trying to end, because again, we know the difference between a rapist, a workplace harasser, and an Aziz Ansari,” she added. “That doesn’t mean we have to be happy about any of them!”

Bee also argued
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