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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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‘Will & Grace’: Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner & Sara Rue To Reprise Guest Roles

‘Will & Grace’: Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner & Sara Rue To Reprise Guest Roles
Some familiar faces are returning to Will & Grace. Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner and Sara Rue will reprise their roles on the current season. Baldwin will return as Malcolm Widmark, Danner as Marilyn Truman (Will’s mom) and Rue as Joyce (Grace’s sister). Mary McCormack and Robert Klein will also guest star. No episode dates have been announced. They join other returning guests Harry Connick Jr., Minnie Driver, Leslie Jordan and Molly Shannon, Bobby Cannavale and Jennifer…
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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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Karate Kid Based Youtube Series “Cobra Kai” To Be Faithful to the Movie

Karate Kid Based Youtube Series “Cobra Kai” To Be Faithful to the Movie
The fact that the Karate Kid YouTube series, Cobra-Kai, is going to be faithful to the original is pretty cool. So far I’ve been on the fence about whether or not this series will really be something worth watching. One would almost think that Johnny might have gone on his merry way and done something greater with his life than the Cobra Kai could offer, but apparently that’s not the direction the writers wanted to use. You might have gotten the idea that being choked nearly to death by his sensei would show him that this wasn’t the best course

Karate Kid Based Youtube Series “Cobra Kai” To Be Faithful to the Movie
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RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3 Guest Judges Ru-vealed — Plus, Meet the Queens in New Sneak Peek

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3 Guest Judges Ru-vealed — Plus, Meet the Queens in New Sneak Peek
Sure, Nancy Pelosi can speak… but can she read?

We’ll find out when RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars returns for its third season on Thursday, Jan. 25 (VH1, 8/7c). As Ru-vealed today, the former Speaker of the House is among the 15 celebrities guest-judging the latest crop of queens opposite regular judges Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews.

Other Season 3 guest judges include Vanessa Hudgens (Grease: Live), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Kristin Chenoweth (American Gods), designer Marc Jacobs, Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars), Chris Colfer (Glee), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), Adam Lambert (Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show
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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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Andie MacDowell Joins BBC Three Comedy ‘Cuckoo’

Andie MacDowell Joins BBC Three Comedy ‘Cuckoo’
Exclusive: Four Weddings And A Funeral star Andie MacDowell is the latest high-profile Hollywood actor to join BBC comedy Cuckoo. I hear that MacDowell, who most recently starred in NBC comedy Trial and Error with John Lithgow, is boarding the comedy, which airs on online channel BBC Three, as Ivy. MacDowell becomes the latest U.S. star to feature in the Roughcut Television-produced series following appearances by Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg and Twilight's Taylor…
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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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Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Talk Stolen Picture and Their First Series, ‘Truth Seekers’ (Exclusive)

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Talk Stolen Picture and Their First Series, ‘Truth Seekers’ (Exclusive)
British film and TV stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost formed indie producer Stolen Picture last year, and with their first movie coming out this year, a TV series in the offing, and a growing development slate, they talked to Variety about their plans to take their inimitable brand of comedy and drama to the big and small screen.

Pegg and Frost are both men in demand. Frost will be seen in “Tomb Raider,” Dwayne Johnson wrestling comedy “Fighting With My Family,” and stars in AMC TV drama “Into the Badlands.” Pegg has a Paramount project in the works, will star alongside Margot Robbie in thriller “Terminal,” and is finishing the delayed “Mission: Impossible 6.”

But now the pair say they are “breaking free of our past commitments” and “eventually everything will be Stolen Picture.” At one time Frost thought he and Pegg would produce only movies, but the world has changed. “In terms of
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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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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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AMC Developing Dramedy ‘Aim High’ From ‘Falling Water’ Co-Creator, ‘Longmire’ Writer (Exclusive)

AMC is developing a series that hails from Blake Masters and Boo Killebrew, Variety has learned exclusively.

The series, titled “Aim High,” is described as a dramedy centered around a Southern family. Masters and Killebrew will write and executive produce the potential one-hour project.

Masters most recently co-created the USA series “Falling Water” with Henry Bromell in addition to serving as executive producer on the series. He also created the Showtime series “Brotherhood” and developed “Law & Order: La.” Killebrew wrote multiple episodes of “Longmire” after the show moved to Netflix in its fourth season.

The series is under development as part of AMC’s content partnership with Charter Communications. Under the agreement, which was announced in April 2017, Charter will have an exclusive initial window in the U.S. to the co-produced content for use on its own platform, while AMC Studios will retain subsequent rights, including the right to distribute the content internationally.

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Jada Pinkett Smith, Daughter Willow & Mom Adrienne Set Facebook Talk Show: Sundance

Exclusive: As she prepares to spend the next ten days in dark rooms watching movies as a Sundance Film Festival judge, Jada Pinkett Smith has something else to talk about. She has just made a deal with Facebook on Red Table Talks. Pinkett Smith will be joined at the table by daughter and Annie star Willow, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris. Latter is Pinkett Smith’s mother, and the idea will be to tackle social and timely issues with an inter-generational family talk show…
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‘Ash Vs Evil Dead’ Trailer: Starz Sneak Peek At Buzzy Mayhem & Blood Relations

For 30 long years, says Bruce Campbell’s evil-slaying Ash, “I’ve used this saw on monsters, demons, but those battles are won. And now I use it to…slash prices!” And with that, the third season of Ash Vs Evil Dead buzzes right along, as this new trailer resurrects Campbell’s cult favorite do-gooder doing what he does best – slaughtering whatever supernatural creep comes his way, and always with a quip. Starz dropped this video today, along with new key art, to prepare the…
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Ashleigh Banfield

How much do you know about Ashleigh Banfield? Without a doubt, some of you know exactly who she is and some of you are shaking your heads, wondering why you haven’t previously heard of her. If you don’t know who she is, you might be surprised to learn that she is a serious journalist who has made a name for herself through a lot of hard work, not to mention taking the opportunities that have been put in front of her. However, below are five things that you probably don’t know about her, even if you tune in to watch

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Ashleigh Banfield
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