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Angela Bassett Is Latest (and Greatest) to Join Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

21 November 2016 2:17 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Angela Bassett has joined the cast of Marvel’s film adaptation of Black Panther. Et has learned that the Oscar-nominated actress will play Ramonda, mother of T’Challa (a.k.a. Black Panther played by Chadwick Boseman).

Bassett, who starred on the most recent season of American Horror Story, adds to the Marvel film’s impressive ensemble cast. She joins Oscar winners Lupita Nyong'o and Forrest Whitaker, Creed star Michael B. Jordan, The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira and Black Mirror breakout Daniel Kaluuya. Martin Sheen and Andy Serkis, two previous Marvel Universe stars, are rumored to reprise their roles in the new standalone project directed by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed).

Black Panther will tell the story of T’Challa’s rise to power in Wakanda, when the film debuts in theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.

The project also represents a significant moment for superhero films. Not only is Black Panther the first major black superhero to get »

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Stylists Are the New Power Brokers on the Red Carpet

17 November 2016 7:20 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

At the outset of awards season three years ago, few people had heard of Lupita Nyong’o, a former production assistant who’d made her feature film debut in the historical drama “12 Years a Slave.” Within months, the actress had won an Oscar, become the new face of Miu Miu and Lancôme, graced the cover of Vogue and topped best-dressed lists the world over. The architect of her rapid rise to red carpet fame was stylist Micaela Erlanger, who says the profession has never been more pivotal in the birthing of a star.

“The power of styling can quite literally shape an actress’ public persona and affect the trajectory of her career,” Erlanger says. “When our clients step out onto the red carpet, those images are disseminated, immediately, to millions and millions of television sets, computer screens, and mobile devices. These moments, and the reactions to these moments — both positive »

- Claire Coghlan

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Universal Enlists The Expendables Scribe Dave Callaham To Pen The Wolf Man

14 October 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Dave Callham has been tapped to rewrite the script for one of Universal Pictures' upcoming Monsters Universe movies, The Wolf Man. Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) penned the film's first draft, which doesn't have a director or star attached just yet, although last we heard, Dwayne Johnson (Fast 8), a.k.a. The Rock, was heavily rumored to be in the running for the titular monster role. Alex Kurtzman & Chris Morgan, who are overseeing the entire Monsters Universe, will produce the feature, which will reimagine the 1941 horror classic. The much-awaited Monsters Universe will finally launch next June with the arrival of The Mummy, which stars megastar Tom Cruise (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back) in the lead role alongside Annabelle Wallis (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Primetime Emmy-winner Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O.J. »

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Donald Trump Talks Family, Women in Unearthed Transcript: "When I Come Home and Dinner's Not Ready, I Go Through the Roof"

13 October 2016 12:42 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

In 1994, I interviewed Donald and Marla Trump at Mar-a-Lago for ABC ‘s Primetime Live, where I was a correspondent. I was down in Palm Beach to talk about Trump’s self-touted comeback from near financial ruin. Though several quotes from my interview have appeared elsewhere (as has the 11-minute segment that aired in 1994), the majority of this interview has never been published before now. The highlights of our four-hour conversation, which are excerpted for length and clarity below, include his guilt about the death of his brother, frank admissions about the debt he was

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- Nancy Collins

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'American Housewife' Review: ABC's Successful Comedy Streak Comes to a Whiny Halt

11 October 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

ABC has a proven track record of developing cutting-edge (for Primetime anyway), ethnically diverse comedies like Modern Family, Black-ish, Fresh Off the Boat and Speechless. So, the network has set the bar high for American Housewife. Unfortunately, this sitcom about a zaftig housewife and the day-to-day challenges she faces as a stay-at-home mom is uninspired, and at times, downright offensive.

Katy Mixon stars as Katie Otto, the matriarch of a middle-class family living in the wealthy enclave of Westport, Connecticut. Even though Katie has a degree in marketing from Duke, and her husband Greg (Diedrich Bader) is a college professor, the couple can only afford to be "renters" in Westport. Katie is very vocal about how much she despises the locals which leads to the question of why the Otto family chooses to reside in a town where Katie clearly feels unwelcome and uncomfortable. Their motivation for settling in Westport »

- editor@buddytv.com

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A Quick Word Of Praise For Marvel On Their Organic Integration Of Diversity

8 September 2016 9:40 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

I should probably start by reiterating a very key point:

I don't care about diversity.

Despite being a latino actor, myself, and being the nephew of Elizabeth Peña- who was a role model for many hispanic actors- I've really never batted an eyelash over the idea of diversity on television or a desire to be represented on screens both big and small. For me, personally, when considering what movie to watch, what network to tune into, or which artist to support, it all boils down to one question: Does it interest me? I don't see skin color. I don't see gender. I see an opportunity for entertainment, and ask myself if it's something I'd like to check out.

With that said, I do find it cool when I see certain marginalized groups get recognition in an organic and natural way. In last week's column "Will Latino Audiences Continue To »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Toronto: Discovery, Next Wave, Vr, In Conversations unveiled

23 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Programmers at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) announced that Isabelle Huppert, Kunle Afolayan and Genevieve Nnaji and Mark Wahlberg will be among the eight participants in the In Conversation With… series.

Moonlight, festival closing night screening The Edge Of Seventeen, Noces and Handsome Devil take their place in the youth-oriented Next Wave strand, while Discovery selections include The Empty Box, Godless, Hunting Flies and The Red Turtle.

A five-strong roster of virtual reality work brings new work from Canadian superstars Felix & Paul as well as Memesys Culture Lab in India.

Overall 397 films will play at the festival from September 8-18, comprising 296 features and 101 shorts, compared to 287 and 110 last year.

Festival organisers received 6,933 submissions (6,118 in 2015), of which 1,240 came from Canada (1,225) and the 5,693 balance from the rest of the world (4,893).

Festival Street

For the third consecutive year, King Street will close to traffic between Peter and University Streets over opening weekend from September 8-11.

“Festival Street brings great value »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Toronto: Discovery, Next Wave, Vr strands unveiled

23 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Programmers at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) announced that Isabelle Huppert, Kunle Afolayan and Genevieve Nnaji and Mark Wahlberg will be among the eight participants in the In Conversation With… series.

Moonlight, festival closing night screening The Edge Of Seventeen, Noces and Handsome Devil take their place in the youth-oriented Next Wave strand, while Discovery selections include The Empty Box, Godless, Hunting Flies and The Red Turtle.

A five-strong roster of virtual reality work brings new work from Canadian superstars Felix & Paul as well as Memesys Culture Lab in India.

Overall 397 films will play at the festival from September 8-18, comprising 296 features and 101 shorts, compared to 287 and 110 last year.

Festival organisers received 6,933 submissions (6,118 in 2015), of which 1,240 came from Canada (1,225) and the 5,693 balance from the rest of the world (4,893).

Festival Street

For the third consecutive year, King Street will close to traffic between Peter and University Streets over opening weekend from September 8-11.

“Festival Street brings great value »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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What Is Mr. Robot's Crime? Did Guilt Wig You Out? Will Ryan Lochte Go Dancing With the Stars? And More Qs!

19 August 2016 10:56 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Power, The Last Ship, Mistresses and American Gothic! First, a special Olympics interlude:

1 | Which accomplishment made you feel lazier: Ashton Eaton’s decathlon gold medal or sprinter Usain Bolt’s successful defense of his Fastest Man Alive title?

2 | How disheartening is it to see half-empty stadiums as the athletes compete? (And no, we’re not buying any of the organizers’ explanations. They went to get food… and never came back?)

3 | Is it a »

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Daily Olympian: Men's Gymnastics Highlight Day 3, Swimming Gold, Tennis Upsets and a Big Crash Ruled Sunday

8 August 2016 6:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Day three of the competition features the first American woman competitor in a hijab, an awesome swimming duel between two rivals who hate, really hate, each other and the men’s gymnastic team finals. Highlights of day two include a 19th gold for Michael Phelps, two shocking tennis upsets and a controversy about a husband/coach of a female swimmer. What to Watch: Primetime Live swimming and taped gymnastics dominate the evening. NBC will air the finals of the men’s 200 meter freestyle, men’s and women’s 100 meter backstroke and the women’s 100 meter breaststroke (plus a bunch of preliminary and semifinal

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- Andy Lewis

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First Trailer For ‘Two Lovers and a Bear’ Starring Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan

4 August 2016 6:36 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After a promising initial line-up, the Toronto International Film Festival has delivered more titles with their full Canadian slate. Among the line-up is Xavier Dolan‘s It’s Only the End of the World, Bruce MacDonald‘s new feature Weirdos, Deepa Mehta‘s Anatomy of Violence, as well as Two Lovers and a Bear, starring Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan, which we have the first trailer for today.

We said in our review from Cannes, “Kim Nguyen’s Two Lovers and a Bear is a film that suffers from a bit of an identity crisis. Like an indie playlist stuck on constant shuffle, unapologetically reveling in a sort of manic unclassifiable genre. This isn’t always necessarily a bad thing, but, for some reason, Nguyen’s scattershot tonal shifts — which hop between a romance on the rocks; a self-serious study of grieving; and a surreal buddy comedy — can prove quite jarring. »

- Jordan Raup

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Tiff Adds New Round of Titles, Including ‘It’s Only the End of the World,’ ‘Mean Dreams’ and More

3 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Toronto International Film Festival has announced an additional selection of feature picks — all falling under the banner of Canadian-made films, appropriately enough — along with their Tiff Rising Stars group, the recipient of the Len Blum Residency and a selection of Canadian shorts. Major programming standouts including Xavier Dolan’s Cannes Grand Prix winner “It’s Only the End of the World” and Nathan Morlando’s Cannes debut “Mean Dreams.” Other films of note include April Mullen’s “Below Her Mouth” and Kim Nguyen’s Dane DeHaan-starring “Two Lovers and a Bear.”

This year’s Tiff Rising Stars — four Canadian actors who will take part in a series of specialized programming organized by Tiff’s Industry team — include Jared Abrahamson, Grace Glowicki, Mylène Mackay and Sophie Nélisse. Additional international Rising Stars will be announced in the coming weeks.

Screenwriter and filmmaker Andrew Cividino is the 2016 Len Blum Resident. Cividino, »

- Kate Erbland

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Bill Maher Skewers Donald Trump as Relic of 1950s (Video)

23 July 2016 12:35 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The liberal-minded host of HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” pulled no punches Friday night during his New Rules segment, equating the mindset of Donald Trump as being 60 years behind the times. To drive home his point, Maher rolled a clip of an interview the Gop presidential nominee did in 1994 on ABC News’ “Primetime Live.” “I think that putting a wife to work is a very dangerous thing,” Trump said in the interview. “When I come home and dinner’s not ready, I go through the roof.” Also Read: 11 Angriest Quotes from Donald Trump's Republican Convention Speech The “Real Time” host said. »

- Rasha Ali

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Chicago P.D. Adds Quantico Alum as [Spoiler]'s New Partner

20 July 2016 11:48 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Quantico grad has landed a job with Chicago P.D.

Li Jun Li, who portrayed top recruit-turned-fbi agent Iris Chang on the ABC primetime soap, has been cast in Season 4 of Dick Wolf’s NBC drama, THR.com reports.

RelatedNBC Fall Premiere Dates: Chicago Fire‘s October Start, Blindspot‘s Wednesday Relaunch and Others

Li will fill the role of Julie Tay, the cop assigned to work with Burgess following the exit of her former partner Roman (played by departing cast member Brian Geraghty). The actress is currently signed for three episodes with the option of becoming a series regular. »

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Watch: The ‘Downward Dog’ Web Shorts That Inspired ABC’s New Talking Dog Comedy

30 June 2016 8:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The road from web shorts to ABC primetime series was a long one for the chatty canine comedy “Downward Dog.”

It all started when Michael Killen, the co-founder of Pittsburgh-based VFX production house Animal, came up with a new idea for a talking dog.

Killen, whose credits include animating the infamous Taco Bell chihuahua (you remember – “Yo Quiero Taco Bell”), was looking to depict a dog in an entirely different way than usual. He enlisted commercial director Samm Hodges to write the scripts. That led to “Downward Dog,” a web series about Martin, a talking dog suffering from ennui and a bit of depression as he ruminates about his relationship with his owner, Nan.

Read More: ABC Upfronts Preview: First Look at New Shonda Rhimes, Kiefer Sutherland, Hayley Atwell Shows

“[Killen] had always wanted to do a dog thing that took dogs more seriously,” Hodges told IndieWire last week at the 2016 Palm Springs ShortFest. »

- Michael Schneider

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Watch: The ‘Downward Dog’ Web Shorts That Inspired ABC’s New Talking Dog Comedy

30 June 2016 8:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The road from web shorts to ABC primetime series was a long one for the chatty canine comedy “Downward Dog.”

It all started when Michael Killen, the co-founder of Pittsburgh-based VFX production house Animal, came up with a new idea for a talking dog.

Killen, whose credits include animating the infamous Taco Bell chihuahua (you remember – “Yo Quiero Taco Bell”), was looking to depict a dog in an entirely different way than usual. He enlisted commercial director Samm Hodges to write the scripts. That led to “Downward Dog,” a web series about Martin, a talking dog suffering from ennui and a bit of depression as he ruminates about his relationship with his owner, Nan.

Read More: ABC Upfronts Preview: First Look at New Shonda Rhimes, Kiefer Sutherland, Hayley Atwell Shows

“[Killen] had always wanted to do a dog thing that took dogs more seriously,” Hodges told IndieWire last week at the 2016 Palm Springs ShortFest. »

- Michael Schneider

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Remember ‘Celebrity Family Feud’s’ Big Ratings From Last Year?

22 June 2016 12:59 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Celebrity Family Feud” returns this weekend with a lot of family history to live up to. The Steve Harvey-hosted ABC primetime series was the hottest series on broadcast last summer, when the spinoff posted some numbers as flashy as one of Harvey’s signature suits. “Celebrity Family Feud” averaged a whopping 2.4 rating/9 share in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic, alongside an even-more impressive 9.4 million total viewers. By the latter figure, “Celebrity Family Feud” was Sunday’s biggest summer broadcast series. In the former, the show at least topped its time slot. Also Read: Summer TV Ratings: NBC Will Finish First, »

- Tony Maglio

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Justin Chadwick Signing On To Direct Signal Hill Movie

17 June 2016 12:28 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The developing film project about the infamous Signal Hill case is moving closer to reality, with the news that director Justin Chadwick is in talks to take the helm. The movie will see Marvel star Anthony Mackie play the role of lawyer Johnnie Cochran – who later made a name for himself representing clients such as O.J Simpson and Michael Jackson, but began his career as an advocate for black victims of police brutality.

The Signal Hill case arose in 1981, when Cal State Long Beach football star Ron Settles was arrested for speeding in Los Angeles County, and was later found hanging in his jail cell. While the La police insisted that the cause of Settles’ death was suicide, the family vehemently disagreed, until Johnnie Cochran arranged for the body of the late 21 year-old to be exhumed. Further examination indicated that Settles had been choked to death, and his family »

- Sarah Myles

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Jessica Lange Is Only One Award Away Now from Egot After Nabbing Best Actress Tony

12 June 2016 7:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jessica Lange is one trophy single away from achieving bona fide Hollywood-legend status. The 67-year-old actress nabbed the Tony for best actress in a leading role in a play at Sunday night's 2016 Tony Awards, leaving her just one award short of an Egot. Defeating the likes of Lupita Nyong'o and Michelle Williams, Lange took home the trophy for Long Day's Journey Into Night. "This is a dream come true and it fills me with such happiness even on such a sad day as this," Lange said while accepting the award, acknowledging the tragic mass shooting in Orlando. "It's a thrill »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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What Would You Do?: ABC Series Returns in June

25 May 2016 3:08 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_49718" align="aligncenter" width="590"] What Would You Do TV series host, John Quiñones (ABC/Lou Rocco).[/caption]

ABC has announced the new season of its What Would You Do? TV series, hosted by John Quiñones, premieres Friday, June 17, 2016 at 9:00pm Et/Pt. The hidden-camera show sets up ethical dilemmas and documents how people react.

This season, What Would You Do? travels to Atlanta, Ga. The show, formerly known as Primetime: What Would You Do? is executive produced by Danielle Rossen.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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