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Lifetime Unveils Airdates for Three Book to Screen Summer Movies

This summer, Lifetime brings your favorite novels to life over three consecutive weekends in June.

Joining previously announced Book to Screen titles, Pride & Prejudice Atlanta premiering June 1 and Adriana Trigiani's Very Valentine on June 8, the Book to Screen summer movie series continues with three Jane Green titles.

Tempting Fate, starring Alyssa Milano (Insatiable), also marks executive producer Kim Raver’s (Grey’s Anatomy) directorial debut, premieres on Saturday, June 15 at 8Pm Et/Pt.

To Have and To Hold, starring Erika Christensen (Parenthood) debuts on Saturday, June 22 at 8Pm Et/Pt and Family Pictures, starring Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) and Elisabeth Röhm (Law & Order), airs on Saturday, June 29 at 8 Pm Et/Pt.

Lifetime's Book to Screen series will continue later this summer with five V.C. Andrews titles, based on the Casteel Family novels.

Based on Jane Green’s New York Times best-selling novel of the same name,
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If Hollywood Takes a Stand for Abortion Rights, the ‘Heartbeat Bill’ Could Cost Millions

Last month, both branches of the Georgia Legislature passed the “Heartbeat Bill,” which would ban abortions after six weeks, or when a doctor can detect a fetus’ heartbeat; it awaits Governor Brian Kemp’s signature before becoming law. Led by actress Alyssa Milano, who shoots her dark comedy “Insatiable” in Atlanta, over 100 prominent Hollywood figures have signed a letter warning the state that they would no longer be willing work in Georgia should the bill become law.

This isn’t a token gesture. Georgia, and Atlanta in particular, are crucial parts of Hollywood film and television production, and save studios hundreds of millions of dollars every year.

While it’s not the only state to offer a 30 percent tax incentive program on production costs, it’s the only one that extends the kickback to include the salaries of actors, producers, writers and directors. So when Marvel shot “Avengers: Infinity Wars” and “Black Panther” in Atlanta,
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Mueller Report: Edgar Wright Calls Donald Trump the C-Word After President’s Reaction

Mueller Report: Edgar Wright Calls Donald Trump the C-Word After President’s Reaction
Edgar Wright sent an incendiary message to Donald Trump after the president again used the “Game of Thrones” font to make a political statement on social media. Responding to the Mueller Report, Trump released an image of himself with the accompanying text: “No collusion. No obstruction. For the haters and the radical left democrats…Game Over.”

The response from Wright was short and blunt: “What a c*nt.” Within an hour, the filmmaker’s reaction earned over 6,000 likes on Twitter. Wright has used social media in the past to speak out against Trump but has never used such strong language. While the word is very much a slur in America (just ask Samantha Bee), it’s less so in Wright’s home country of England.

As for Trump, the Mueller reaction image is just the latest example of the president turning to HBO’s fantasy series “Game of Thrones” in
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"Why Women Kill": Adam Ferrara To Recur On CBS All Access Series

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Exclusive: Former Rescue Me and Nurse Jackie star Adam Ferrara is set for a recurring role opposite Alicia Coppola, Ginnifer Goodwin, Sam Jaeger in CBS All Access’ Why Women Kill, a darkly comedic drama from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, Imagine Television Studios and CBS TV Studios.

Created by Cherry, Why Women Kill details the lives of three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the ‘60s (Goodwin), a socialite in the ‘80s (Lucy Liu) and a lawyer in 2018 (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), each dealing with infidelity in her marriage. The series will examine how the roles of women have changed but how reactions to betrayal have not.

Ferrara will play Leo, married to Sheila (Coppola) and owner of a dry-cleaning chain in Brooklyn, set in 1963. Always good-humored and happy to welcome Rob (Jaeger) and Beth Ann (Goodwin) to the neighborhood.

Cherry will serve as executive producer alongside Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo,
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‘Grey’s Anatomy’s Alex Landi To Recur In Season 2 Of Netflix’s ‘Insatiable’

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’s Alex Landi To Recur In Season 2 Of Netflix’s ‘Insatiable’
Grey’s Anatomy‘s Alex Landi is set for a recurring role opposite Debby Ryan, Dallas Roberts and Alyssa Milano in Netflix’s Insatiable, from writer Lauren Gussis, Ryan Seacrest Productions and Storied Media Group.

Described as a dark, twisted revenge comedy, Insatiable centers on Patty (Ryan), who, for years, has been bullied, ignored, and underestimated by those around her because of her weight. But now that she finds herself suddenly thin, Patty is out for payback against anyone who has ever made her feel bad about herself. Bob Armstrong (Roberts), a disgraced attorney whose true passion is coaching beauty pageant contestant, is the only one who sees Patty’s potential, and takes her under his wing — first as a legal client, and then as a pageant contestant whom he coaches toward becoming the top pageant queen in the country. But Bob and his wife
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Ashley Judd Discusses Decision to Have an Abortion: I'd Have 'Had to Co-Parent with My Rapist'

Ashley Judd Discusses Decision to Have an Abortion: I'd Have 'Had to Co-Parent with My Rapist'
Ashley Judd will continue to be an outspoken advocate for abortion because, she says, it’s what saved her from having to raise a child with her rapist.

The actress, 50, explained her reasoning for protesting a new Georgia bill that would ban abortion as soon as a heartbeat can be heard Thursday at the Women in the World summit in New York.

“As everyone knows, and I’m very open about it, I’m a three-time rape survivor. And one of the times I was raped, there was conception,” she told moderator Katie Couric. “And I’m very thankful I
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T.D. Jakes To Ep Lifetime’s Foster Care Film ‘I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story’

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T.D. Jakes To Ep Lifetime’s Foster Care Film ‘I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story’
Exclusive: Pastor, author and filmmaker T.D. Jakes has signed on as an executive producer of Lifetime’s upcoming foster care film I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story. Moved by Regina Louise and her harrowing story navigating the broken system, the network says Jakes joined the movie as an Ep to bring additional attention to the need for foster care reform.

In addition, Lifetime has partnered with several youth and adoption organizations on a PSA that will air during the movie’s April 20 premiere on Lifetime. You can watch it and a trailer for the film below.

I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story, based on Louise’s books Somebody
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Spotlight: Muscular Dystrophy Association's Celebrity Supporters

A voluntary Us health agency working to defeat neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services, and far-reaching professional and public health education

Mda is the largest nongovernmental sponsor of neuromuscular disease research.

More than 1 million Americans are affected by neuromuscular diseases. About 250,000 have some form of muscular dystrophy.

Included in the more than 40 neuromuscular diseases covered by Mda are nine forms of muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Als or Lou Gehrig’s disease), myasthenia gravis, spinal muscular atrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and others.

Mda is the first nonprofit agency to be recognized by the American Medical Association with a Lifetime Achievement Award for “significant and lasting contributions to the health and welfare of humanity.”

Mda was founded in 1950 and awarded its first research grant to Dr. Ade Milhorat, a pioneer of modern muscular dystrophy research.

Celebrity supporters

Muscular Dystrophy Association has 49 known supporters, including Jordin Sparks, Reba McEntire, and
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Joe Biden: ‘It’s the Way I’ve Always Been’

In a two-minute video posted to Twitter on Wednesday, Joe Biden responded to the criticism that he’s overstepped boundaries and acted inappropriately with women who have come into his orbit. The debate was touched off last week when Lucy Flores, a former Nevada assemblywoman, wrote an essay recounting an uncomfortable experience in which Biden reportedly smelled her hair before planting a “big slow kiss” on the back of her head. Since then, at least three other women have spoken about being made to feel similarly uncomfortable by Biden at political events.
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Anti-Abortion Pic ‘Unplanned’ Battles To $6.1M; 2nd Best Opening For Faith-Based Studio Pure Flix

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After having its TV spots shut out by my most mainstream cable networks and its Twitter account frozen for two-three hours yesterday, PureFlix’s anti-abortion feature Unplanned, which was slapped with an R rating by the MPAA, opened to $6.1M at 1,059 theaters, making it the second-best opening for the faith-based studio’s self-distributed titles after God’s Not Dead 2 ($7.6M).

While not a huge win by major studio standards, for the indie label which produced the $5M-$6M with co-financer Mike Lindell (the inventor of MyPillow), it’s an achievement, given the controversy the pic has weathered. Arguably, there hasn’t be an R-rated, faith-based movie since Mel Gibson’s 2004 The Passion of the Christ. Typically, faith-based movies do 2-3 times their domestic box office in TV and home ancillaries. It’s Lent, so it wouldn’t be a shocker if Unplanned legs out. God’s Not Dead, which PureFlix released through FreeStyle,
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Georgia’s “Heartbeat Bill” Passes House, Heads To Governor’s Desk With Hollywood Watching

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The Georgia House of Representatives narrowly passed a piece of legislation Friday known as the “Heartbeat Bill” that, if signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp, would ban abortions in the state after a fetal heartbeat is detected, or about six weeks.

The 92-78 “yes” vote (91 votes were needed for passage) on Hb 481 comes as several members of the Hollywood film and TV industry — which generated $2.7 billion in direct spending in Georgia over the past year — have been calling for the bill to be voted down after it passed through the state Senate a week ago. Those calls came in part via an open letter penned earlier this week by Alyssa Milano to Georgia House Speaker David Ralston and Kemp as well as a warning from the WGA..

“This
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Dozens Of Hollywood Actors Pledge To Battle Georgia Filming If “Heartbeat Bill” Passes

Dozens Of Hollywood Actors Pledge To Battle Georgia Filming If “Heartbeat Bill” Passes
With “Hollywood” the industry so often stretching well beyond “Hollywood” the town – especially given that stretching increasingly reaches Georgia – about 50 actors including Amy Schumer, Amber Tamblyn, Alec Baldwin, Don Cheadle, Rosie O’Donnell, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Essence Atkins, Uzo Aduba, Gabrielle Union, Christina Applegate, Ben Stiller, Sean Penn, David Cross, Mia Farrow, Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford has signed a letter written by Alyssa Milano in opposition of the state’s so-called “heartbeat” anti-abortion bill.

The letter was sent Thursday morning to Georgia House Speaker David Ralston and Georgia governor Brian Kemp, but has been circulating on social media all day.

“This dangerous and deeply-flawed bill mimics many others which have already been deemed unconstitutional,” the letter states (read it in full below). “As men who identify as small-government conservatives, we remind you that government is never bigger than when it is inside a woman’s body or in her doctor’s office.
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‘Unplanned’ Star Ashley Bratcher On Georgia “Heartbeat Bill”: “I’m Incredibly Proud Of My Home State” – Guest Column

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‘Unplanned’ Star Ashley Bratcher On Georgia “Heartbeat Bill”: “I’m Incredibly Proud Of My Home State” – Guest Column
Editors note: Ashley Bratcher, who lives in Georgia, is starring in the Pure Flix movie Unplanned, the story of Planned Parenthood director-turned-anti-abortion activist Abby Johnson that is bowing Friday in 1,006 theaters nationwide. She reached out to Deadline to respond to Alyssa Milano’s guest column earlier this week seeking to draw Hollywood’s attention to Georgia’s “Heartbeat Bill” legislation, which proposes to outlaw abortions once a doctor detects a fetal heartbeat in the womb. Milano urged the film and TV industries, which utilize the Peach State’s expansive tax incentives, to boycott the state if the bill passes. That bill, HB481, is due for a final vote next week, with Gov. Brian Kemp expected to sign it if it gets to his desk.

Dear Alyssa Milano,

Mother to mother, actress to actress, and as a proud Georgian, I’ve got some things to say to you. Hollywood may be
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‘Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry’ Podcast Set For Spring Release

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‘Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry’ Podcast Set For Spring Release
A spring release is planned for Alyssa Milano’s podcast Sorry Not Sorry.

The weekly podcast, according to Milano, will tackle social, political and cultural issues from the perspective of unapologetic guests while highlighting activists doing amazing things and grassroots efforts throughout the country. The podcast will focus on shaping narratives and changing hearts and minds to bridge the ideologies of a divided nation.

The podcast includes interviews with VP Joe Biden, Congressman Ro Khanna, Frances Fisher, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Congresswoman Jayapal, Manuel Oliver, and others. Future interviews include Stacey Abrams, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Terry Crews.

“I’m not sorry for using my voice. I’m not sorry for making people uncomfortable while being the voice for those who have been silenced,” explained Milano. “I am grateful for this opportunity to instigate empathy and conversation while highlighting the people leading change by service throughout our great country.
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‘Project Runway All Stars’ finale recap: Do you think the right designer won in ‘All the World’s a Runway’?

‘Project Runway All Stars’ finale recap: Do you think the right designer won in ‘All the World’s a Runway’?
“It’s anybody’s game,” said Dmitry Sholokhov at the beginning of the “Project Runway All Stars” season finale. He had won the show twice before and was going for an unprecedented three-peat, but this season of “All Stars” featured nothing but past champions, so he was up against fellow Us winners Michelle Lesniak and Irina Shabayeva as well as Canadian “Runway” victor Evan Biddell. Who was named the “Runway” world champion at the end of the night?

The episode got off to an exciting start with the announcement of the final challenge. After weeks of unique, innovative and highly specific design tasks that ran the gamut from airplane materials to Willy Wonka inventions, the designers had no rules at all for their finale collections. Their mission was to take four days and a $3,000 budget to create six-look collections inspired by whatever theme they wanted. Essentially, their design objective could
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Project Runway All Stars Finale Recap: The First-Ever 'World Champion' Is...

Project Runway All Stars Finale Recap: The First-Ever 'World Champion' Is...
After narrowly escaping elimination last week, Project Runway All Stars‘ final four designers — Evan Biddell, Irina Shabayeva, Michelle Lesniak and Dmitry Sholokhov — faced off Wednesday for the newly minted titled of “World Champion.”

This time around, the designers were given more freedom than ever, challenged with creating a six-look collection in four days with a budget of $3,000. “The specific theme can be whatever you want,” host Alyssa Milano revealed, which seemed to please everyone. Let’s see how this all panned out…

Evan | For his collection, Evan was inspired by the feelings of paranoia and entitlement he experienced during the competition,
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Charmed Gets New Showrunners, Will Focus on the Supernatural in Season 2

Charmed is conjuring up a fresh creative direction, thanks to some new people in charge behind the scenes.

The CW’s freshman reboot is switching showrunners for the upcoming Season 2, with married writing team Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro (Salvation, Necessary Roughness) taking over for Season 1 boss Carter Covington (Faking It), according to The Hollywood Reporter. The switch signals a creative change for Charmed, which “is expected to lean harder into its supernatural storylines and less into the family dynamic” next season, per THR. (Covington was originally brought on to help creators Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, a pair
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Alyssa Milano Urges Hollywood To Speak Up On Georgia’s “Heartbeat Bill” – Guest Column

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Alyssa Milano Urges Hollywood To Speak Up On Georgia’s “Heartbeat Bill” – Guest Column
Editors note: Alyssa Milano, currently in Georgia filming Season 2 of her Netflix series Insatiable, has written an op-ed titled “When It Comes to Women’s Rights in Georgia, Hollywood Is Silent,” about the current “Heartbeat Bill” that is up for a vote Tuesday in the state’s House. The bill passed by the state Senate on Friday would outlaw abortions once a doctor detects a fetal heartbeat in the womb. Gov. Brian Kemp said he plans to sign the legislation, which would become one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation. In a tweet Sunday, Milano urged Hollywood, which utilizes Georgia’s expansive film and TV tax incentives, to boycott the state if the bill passes. In her op-ed for Deadline, the actress calls on her Hollywood colleagues to take a stand as they did against Georgia’s 2016 “religious liberty” legislation and urges Georgia leaders to defeat the “Heartbeat Bill” on Tuesday.
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Hollywood Stars Downplay Barr’s Summary of Mueller Russia Probe: ‘Only the Full Report Matters’

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Hollywood Stars Downplay Barr’s Summary of Mueller Russia Probe: ‘Only the Full Report Matters’
While many of Donald Trump’s biggest critics in Hollywood have yet to respond to Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Robert Mueller investigation, Rosie O’Donnell best summarized the early reaction: demand for the full report’s release.

“The summary is irrelevant,” O’Donnell wrote in a brief tweet. “Only the full report matters.”

In Barr’s official summary sent to Congress, it was reported that Mueller’s investigation found no evidence that Donald Trump or his presidential campaign conspired with Russia to sway the 2016 presidential election. But on the matter of obstruction of justice charges, Barr wrote that “while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”

Despite this, Barr wrote that the Department of Justice concluded that the evidence Mueller found was “not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.” That decision not
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‘Project Runway All Stars’ twist: What did you think of the surprise elimination decision right before the finale? [Poll]

‘Project Runway All Stars’ twist: What did you think of the surprise elimination decision right before the finale? [Poll]
In the world of fashion, one day you’re in and the next you’re out. Unless you’re on “Project Runway All Stars,” in which case you’re just in. At the end of “Modern Families,” the penultimate episode of season seven, the judges had to decide which designer to eliminate before sending the final three to next week’s season finale. But they ultimately decided not to decide. Instead, they made the unorthodox choice to send all four of them to the finale. What did you think of that twist? Scroll down to vote in our poll at the bottom of this post.

Michelle Lesniak, Evan Biddell, Irina Shabayeva and Dmitry Sholokhov were all feeling the pressure. For the Canadian Biddell, advancing to the finale meant getting an opportunity to present an entire collection for the first time to the American “Runway” audience. For Lesniak it meant redemption
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