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Amazon & Netflix Lead Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Winners- Full List
Internet networks Netflix and Amazon topped their linear counterparts at the 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Southern California, on Friday, April 28. Amazon took home 13 statuettes, followed by Netflix (11), CBS and PBS (9), NBC (8), HBO (5) and Own (4). Among individual programs, Netflix’s Trollhunters nabbed the most wins, 6, followed by NBC’s Days Of Our Lives, PBS’ Odd Squad, HBO’s Sesames Street and… »
Netflix Hacker Also Claims Theft From ABC, Fox, IFC, National Geographic
The hacking group that goes by the name The Dark Overlord doubled down on its piracy of the new season of Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” by claiming to have absconded with content from four other networks as well.
ABC, Fox, National Geographic and IFC were specifically cited in a tweet issued late Friday from the Twitter account of the hacker, with a chilling warning: “Who is next on the list? Fox, IFC, Nat Geo, and ABC. Oh, what fun we’re all going to have. We’re not playing any games anymore.”
Who is next on the list? Fox, IFC, Nat Geo, and ABC. Oh, what fun we're all going to have. We're not playing any games anymore.
— thedarkoverlord (@tdohack3r) April 29, 2017
The Dark Overlord, also self-described as Tdo on a long screed the group posted online, according to piracy blog Torrentfreak, which broke the story. The Twitter account where the four networks were »
- Andrew Wallenstein
‘Trollhunters’ Leads Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Winners
The DreamWorks Animation/Netflix series “Trollhunters” was the big winner on Friday night at the 44th Annual Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards. It picked up six Emmys, including one for director/co-creator Guillermo del Toro, to nudge out “Days of Our Lives,” “Odd Squad,” “Sesame Street” and “The Bay the Series,” which received five each. Other multiple winners included “Lost in Oz Extended Adventure,” “SuperSoul Shorts – Maggie the Cow,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless.” Amazon led all networks with 13 wins, followed by Netflix with 11, CBS and PBS with 9 and NBC with 8. Also Read: »
- Steve Pond
Hacker Threatens to Release New Season of ‘Orange Is the New Black’
A hacker who claims to have stolen the new season of “Orange is the New Black” is threatening to release the episodes online, unless Netflix pays an undisclosed amount of money, Variety has confirmed.
“We are aware of the situation. A production vendor used by several major TV studios had its security compromised and the appropriate law enforcement authorities are involved,” Netflix said in a statement.
Using the alias The Dark Overlord, the hacker reportedly stole other TV shows in the breach, according to the AP, and may have already uploaded the first episode of “Orange Is the New Black” Season 5 to an illegal file-sharing website.
The F.B.I. is said to be investigating the matter. »
- Variety Staff
Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey Discuss ‘Ellen’ Coming Out 20 Years Later
“I’m Ellen and I’m gay.”
In 2017, with “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” consistently ranking among the highest-rated syndicated TV shows and the film and television industry at large consistently working toward increased visibility of Lgbtq characters, a declaration of that sort doesn’t feel quite so jarring. But two decades ago, when Ellen Morgan — the quirky, sweater-vest-clad title character of DeGeneres’ then-sitcom, “Ellen” — spoke those words on network television, the confession was revolutionary.
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the iconic five-word phrase that nearly destroyed — and later launched — her career, Degeneres sat down with Oprah Winfrey and Laura Dern (both of whom played integral characters to Ellen’s coming out story line) on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” Friday to discuss the repercussions of “The Puppy Episode.” »
- Emily Mae Czachor
‘13 Reasons Why’: Canadian Schools Ban All Talk, Issue Warnings About Netflix Series
“13 Reasons Why” is causing controversy in Canada after some schools have started warning parents about the graphic nature of the young adult adaptation, despite the show’s positive messages regarding bullying and suicide prevention.
After debuting on the streaming service on March 31, executive producer Selena Gomez’s hit series has become the subject of dispute at multiple Canadian school systems in less than a month. According to the CBC, St. Vincent Elementary School in Edmonton, Alberta, sent an email to the parents of sixth graders letting them know their students were prohibited from even mentioning the show on school grounds.
“The discussion that is unfolding at school is troubling. This series is rated Mature and the theme is the suicide of a high school student. This show includes graphic violence (rape) and gore, profanity, alcohol/drugs/smoking, and frightening/intense scenes,” read the letter. “The purpose of this email is to provide you with this information. Please »
- JD Knapp
Gordon Ramsay to Open ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Restaurant in Las Vegas
Gordon Ramsay is set to open a “Hell’s Kitchen” restaurant in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace, Ramsay announced Friday.
He unveiled the plans for the restaurant live to his fans on Facebook, with the new eatery expected to open this winter. To commemorate the announcement, Ramsay ignited his series’ 17-foot signature pitchfork, transported straight from the set of the Fox show, in the center of Caesars’ fountains. This marks Ramsay’s fifth Las Vegas restaurant and extends his partnership with Caesars Entertainment.
“Fans of the show have been asking us to bring a ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ restaurant to life since day one, so I’m thrilled to finally be doing it here at Caesars Palace,” Ramsay said. “A key element of the show’s success has always been the diners’ experience, so we are excited for guests in Las Vegas to feel like they too are part of the show – flames and all.”
- Joe Otterson
‘Sweet/Vicious’ Canceled By MTV After One Season
MTV finally has made a decision on its well received dark comedy Sweet/Vicious, opting not to renew the freshman series for a second season. The decision comes three months after MTV canceled the other two comedy series that debuted in 2016, Loosely Exactly Nicole and Mary + Jane, as the network is putting a stronger emphasis on unscripted and live programming. All three shows had been developed and picked up before Chris McCarthy took over the network in late October as… »
That Time Danny Glover Had A Cameo in Maverick which is a Hilarious Nod to Lethal Weapon
If you haven’t seen the movie Maverick then I highly recommend that you do. It’s a very underrated comedy starring Mel Gibson, James Garner, and Jodie Foster loosely based on a TV show that Garner starred in of the same name. Looking back on the film there are a ton of hilarious lines as well as actors with parts in the film that were memorable. James Coburn was awesome in this film, as was Alfred Molina and Graham Greene. But perhaps the best appearance in the film was a short cameo by none other than Danny Glover. Moviephone best described
- Nat Berman
Strike Watch: How Hollywood Labor Strife Would Affect Your Favorite TV Shows
The WGA’s master contract with Hollywood’s major studios is set to expire at midnight on Monday. If no new agreement is in place, striking writers could be marching with picket signs the next morning — instead of writing TV shows.
A writers strike would not mean that all television would suddenly be thrust into reruns. But some effects would be immediate, and a lengthy walkout could have a huge impact across the dial.
Late-night, where writers’ rooms are open year-round, would be the first television sector affected. “The Tonight Show,” “The Late Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Conan,” and “The Daily Show” would go dark immediately — though they might not stay dark for long. David Letterman, whose Worldwide Pants production company owned “Late Show” and “Late Late Show” a decade ago — cut a separate deal with the WGA that allowed him and Craig Ferguson to return to the air during the 2007-08 strike with their writing »
- Daniel Holloway
Young and the Restless: Did Chloe Lie?
Young and the Restless fans know that things are going to change at the drop of a hat on this show, and they always do. Now that everyone is all up in arms about Adam’s death and Chloe’s part in it, we have to wonder what is going to happen to those left behind? We know that Kevin and Billy both received news this week about their relationship with Bella. They are both excited to have finally been given the answers they’ve been looking for. For Billy, it’s the news he is not the father of the little girl. He
Young and the Restless: Did Chloe Lie? »
- Tiffany Raiford
‘Orange Is The New Black’ Hacker Shares Stolen Episodes, Threatens Others
The blackmailing hacker claiming to have released as many as 10 additional episodes of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black is threatening other networks and channels. “We’re not quote done yet, though,” the hacking group known as The Dark Overlord wrote in a tweeted statement (neither the authenticity of the Twitter account nor the Oitnb episodes on the file-sharing Pirate Bay site could be verified by Deadline). “We’re calling you out: ABC, National Geographic, Fox, IFC… »
Martin Short Resurrects Jiminy Glick, Interviews Fallon's President Trump
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“I’m here with the former reality star, bankrupt casino owner and the forty-fif— forty-fifffff— forty-fifth president of the United States,” Glick began, struggling to get through the final descriptor. “You’re such a handsome man, »
Jiminy Glick Interviews Donald Trump on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’
Not to be outdone by yesterday’s news that Mike Myers will be hosting the “Gong Show” reboot in character as “Tommy Maitland,” Martin Short’s Jiminy Glick made his triumphant return last night. The occasion was, of course, Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, and so the interviewer sat down with 45 for a rare one-off on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Watch below and despair.
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Fallon played Trump for the bit, which saw the two performers attempting to outdo each other’s ridiculousness — a battle that Glick easily won. “Now your first hundred days,” he said in his trademark cadence, “would you say it’s a complete embarrassment or a total failure?” That was immediately after he said that Trump looked like “Dennis the Menace made a bunch of bad life choices, »
- Michael Nordine
‘Hawaii Five-o’ Ratings Top Night On Slow Friday, ‘Let It Fall’ La Riots Docu Ok
On a Friday night that saw Round 2 and 5 of the NFL Draft and NBA Playoffs on cable, primetime saw Hawaii Five-o (0.9/4) topping primetime on the Big 4 among adults 18-49. In fact, while the 50th State set series was down a tenth from its last original of April 14, CBS had the top rated show of Friday and the most watched. Declining 20% in the demo from its last original of two weeks ago, Blue Bloods still held on to the most sets of eyeballs with 8.46 million tuning in… »
Not Only Has Morgan Freeman Played God, He Once Said “I’m God”
When you think of the voice of God who do you think most closely resembles it? Clearly it’s Morgan Freeman. He’s the best voiceman/narrator in the business so it should come as no surprise that Morgan even played God in Bruce Almighty and its sequel. But what you might not know is that Morgan Freeman actually proclaimed to be God at one point in his career. When discussing his religious views in an interview, Freeman said something that most people forget he ever said: In a 2012 interview with TheWrap, Morgan Freeman explained his religious views as follows: “It’s a
Not Only Has Morgan Freeman Played God, He Once Said “I’m God” »
- Nat Berman
The Bold and the Beautiful: Is Ridge In it for the Chase?
The Bold and the Beautiful fans who have been around for a long time know that it’s all about the chase for Ridge. He’s not all that interested in women he has. He likes the ones he can’t have. He likes to make things difficult for them by making them fall for him and then doing whatever they must do to be with them. The problem is once they are with him, he’s a lot less interested in them. They lose their appeal. Who wants to work for what they already have, really? That’s his motto, and he’s good at
The Bold and the Beautiful: Is Ridge In it for the Chase? »
- Tiffany Raiford
‘Trollhunters,’ ‘Days of Our Lives’ Lead Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award Winners
The toon series inspired by Guillermo del Toro’s book of the same name took six trophies, including writing for an animated program (Marc Guggenheim) and directing (Rodrigo Blaas, del Toro). Kelsey Grammer added another Emmy to his collection for his voice work in the series.
“Days of Our Lives” grabbed five wins, as did HBO’s “Sesame Street,” PBS’ “Odd Squad” and the digital “The Bay the Series.” Longtime “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” exec producer Harry Friedman was honored with the lifetime achievement kudo during the ceremony held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
- Variety Staff
’13 Reasons Why’ Banned From Being Discussed in Canadian Elementary School
Few shows have inspired more debate this year than “13 Reasons Why,” a Netflix series centered around a teenager’s suicide. Based on Jay Asher’s novel of the same name, the show has earned favorable reviews for its handling of difficult subject matter but also been accused of glorifying suicide. Now, a school in Canada has asked parents to tell their children to refrain from even discussing “13 Reasons Why” on campus.
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That’s according to CBC News, who report that St. Vincent Elementary School principal Azza Ghali wrote that “the discussion that is unfolding at school is troubling. Please let your child know that discussion of ’13 Reasons Why’ is not permitted at school due to the disturbing subject matter.” It’s a bold strategy: Everyone knows that, when told not to do something, kids immediately comply and »
- Michael Nordine
‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 5 Leaked Online by Hackers
In a move that could potentially result in more orange jumpsuits, an anonymous hacker has leaked 10 episodes from season five of “Orange Is the New Black.” Said black hat, who goes by “thedarkoverlord,” made their intentions known yesterday after presenting Netflix with a series of demands that apparently went unmet. The upcoming season consists of 13 episodes, the final three of which weren’t stolen.
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“We are aware of the situation. A production vendor used by several major TV studios had its security compromised and the appropriate law enforcement authorities are involved,” Netflix said in a statement yesterday; at that time, the hacker had yet to follow through on their threat. They also claim to have gained unreleased episodes of shows from ABC, Fox, National Geographic and IFC.
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- Michael Nordine
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