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"Curb Your Enthusiasm" Season 10 Finally Begins Production

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Well this is prettay, prettay, prettay good news: Filming has finally begun on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" Season 10.

HBO confirmed to TheWrap production started Friday, 10 months after the premium cable network announced the Larry David-led series had been renewed. No plot details or premiere date was given for the return of the "Seinfeld" co-creator’s neuroses-laced program.

David’s comedy was renewed for a tenth season by HBO last December, with production set to begin in spring 2018 and a yet-to-be-determined debut date yet given. Obviously, something stalled filming for a bit, but hopefully that doesn’t mean you’ll be waiting six years for another season of "Curb" again.
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Mark Ruffalo to Play Twin Brothers (!!) in HBO's I Know This Much Is True

Mark Ruffalo to Play Twin Brothers (!!) in HBO's I Know This Much Is True
Get ready to see double the Mark Ruffalo on your TV screen: The actor has signed on to star as twin brothers in the upcoming HBO miniseries I Know This Much Is True, TVLine has learned.

Based on the bestselling novel by Wally Lamb, I Know This Much Is True is “a family saga that follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice, and forgiveness,” according to HBO’s official description, “set against the backdrop of 20th-century America.” Ruffalo will star as twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, and will serve as an
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'Halloween' Looks to Scare Up $70M Opening, Helping October 2018 Maintain a Record Pace

'Halloween' Looks to Scare Up $70M Opening, Helping October 2018 Maintain a Record Pace
As of yesterday, October is pacing a massive +42.3% ahead of October 2017. In fact, October 2018 is narrowly outpacing October 2014, the largest October on record, and this weekend should help increase that lead. Universal and Blumhouse's Halloween is poised to deliver what will now be the second largest October opening ever behind Venom, which broke the record only a couple weeks ago. The weekend also sees the nationwide expansion of Fox's The Hate U Give, which is expected to deliver in the mid-to-high single digit millions, but could break out a bit higher after a strong showing in limited release. October 2018 is going big when it comes to new releases and after this weekend the month will feature three of the top ten October releases of all-time after Venom's chart-topping, $80.2 million debut and A Star is Born's $42.9 million opening on the same weekend. Added to the list will be this
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Sebastian Stan, Jamie Dornan to Romance Shailene Woodley in New Drake Doremus Film

Sebastian Stan, Jamie Dornan to Romance Shailene Woodley in New Drake Doremus Film
Sebastian Stan and Jamie Dornan are set to compete for the affections of Shailene Woodley in an untitled new indie film from director Drake Doremus, Collider has learned. Woodley will play an artist who dumps her longtime boyfriend, but her attempt to take a break from dating ends when she quickly finds herself in two passionate romances -- one with Dornan's artsy writer, the other with Stan's passionate bad boy. Matthew Gray Gubler will co-star in the LA-set film, which Doremus co-wrote with novelist Jardine Libaire. CJ Entertainment is developing, financing and producing the movie, which …
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‘Manifest’ Gets Order For Three Additional Episodes From NBC

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‘Manifest’ Gets Order For Three Additional Episodes From NBC
NBC has picked up three episodes of breakout new drama Manifest, bringing the total freshman episode count to 16.

The size of the order, which is below full-season 22 episodes, is not surprising. Shorter-run seasons — between 13 and 18 episodes — have become the norm for heavily serialized broadcast dramas, including NBC’s This Is Us, Fox’s Empire and ABC’s How To Get Away with Murder.

So far this fall “Manifest” has averaged a 3.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 17.2 million viewers in L+7, making it television’s #1 new series in both measures. Counting all entertainment programs on broadcast and cable, “Manifest” ranks #4 in L+7 adult 18-49 averages behind only “This Is Us,” “The Walking Dead” and “The Big Bang Theory” and #2 in total viewers behind only “Big Bang.” Adding in alternate platform viewing raises the “Manifest” L+7 18-49 rating to a 5.1.

“Manifest” stars Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise,
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Liam Hemsworth, Vince Vaughn Join Clark Duke’s Directorial Debut ‘Arkansas’

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Liam Hemsworth, Vince Vaughn Join Clark Duke’s Directorial Debut ‘Arkansas’
Liam Hemsworth and Vince Vaughn have joined Clark Duke’s feature directorial debut “Arkansas,” which Duke wrote and will also star in, Vmi Worldwide President Andre Reis announced Thursday.

“Arkansas” follows a pair of drug runners in the Dixie Mafia, whose lives get turned upside down when a drug deal goes horribly wrong.

“Arkansas” is produced by Patrick Hibler, Jeff Rice, Martin Sprock and Storyboard Media. Media Finance Capital’s David Gilbery and Charles Dorfman funded the film and will also serve as executive producers alongside Hercules Film Fund. Rhea Films’ Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas and Jean-Luc De Fanti, Don Kee ProductionsJason Allison, Michael S. Smith and Franchesca Lantz, Andre Relis, Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard and Phil Kim are also executive producing.

Hemsworth’s credits include “The Hunger Games” films as well as “The Expendables” and “Independence Day: Resurgence.
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Jason Blum Apologizes for ‘Dumb Comments’ About Lack of Female Directors

Jason Blum Apologizes for ‘Dumb Comments’ About Lack of Female Directors
Jason Blum is “sorry” for his “dumb comments” about a lack of female directors available to make movies under his Blumhouse banner.

“Thank you everyone for calling me out on my dumb comments in that interview,” he said early Thursday morning on Twitter, referencing a Polygon piece that was published not 20 hours prior. “I made a stupid mistake.”

Blum then went on to point out the female-skewing demographics of both his audience and executive team. He also referenced actress Jamie Lee Curtis as the anchor of his new movie “Halloween,” which hits theaters tomorrow. In addition to starring in the film, Curtis is also an executive producer on it.

Citing his “passion” for gender parity several times, Blum said this morning that his company has “not done a good
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‘All About the Washingtons’ Canceled by Netflix

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‘All About the Washingtons’ Canceled by Netflix
Netflix has canceled “All About the Washingtons.”

The scripted comedy starred Joseph Simmons — Rev. Run of Run-D.M.C. — and real-life wife Justine Simmons playing fictionalized versions of themselves raising a family of four kids. After Joey decides to retire from a long career as hip-hop royalty, his wife Justine takes advantage of the opportunity to pursue a career of her own now that Joey is available to focus on raising the kids and keeping the house in order. The couple’s kids are portrayed by rising stars Kiana Ledé, Nathan Anderson, Leah Rose Randall and Maceo Smedley.

All About the Washingtons,” the first season of which premiered Aug. 10, was originally developed by ABC Studios and Amblin Television for the ABC television network. ABC passed on the show, which went on to land a series order from Netflix. Executive producers on the series were Joseph Simmons, Justine Simmons, Michael Lehman, Darryl Frank,
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Ethan Hawke’s ‘First Reformed’ Leads Gotham Awards Nominations

Ethan Hawke’s ‘First Reformed’ Leads Gotham Awards Nominations
First Reformed,” a drama about a priest who questions his faith played by Ethan Hawke, scored the most nominations for the 2018 Gotham Awards, the annual ceremony in New York honoring independent film.

The movie, written and directed by Paul Schrader, landed in three categories: best feature, best actor (for Hawke) and best screenplay.

The Favourite,” Fox Searchlight’s comedy set in the 18th century court of Queen Anne, picked up two nominations for best feature and best screenplay. It will also be awarded a special jury prize for its cast of Olivia Colman (considered an Oscars favorite for playing the monarch), Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz.

The Gotham Awards, presented by the Independent Film Project, are decided by small committees of journalists and film critics. Nevertheless, on the mad dash to the Oscars, the ceremony has become the Iowa caucus of awards season because of its early date. Last year,
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FBI Searching for Missing Girl After Parents Murdered at Home

More than 100 local and state FBI agents are involved in the search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs, who has been missing since Monday, October 15, when her parents were found shot to death inside their Barron, Wisconsin, home. According to authorities, at approximately 1 a.m. on Monday, operators received a 911 call from the home of 46-year-old Denise and 56-year-old James Closs, and noted that while no one spoke, a “disturbance” could be heard in the background.

“We believe Jayme was in the home at the time of the homicides and we believe she’s still in danger,
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President Trump Unfollows Michael Cohen on Twitter

President Trump dumped his former attorney and fixer on Twitter this week, unfollowing Michael Cohen on the platform late Thursday evening. Like all Trump family Twitter updates, the news was first reported by the indispensable Trump Alert bot.

“realDonaldTrump appears to no longer follow @MichaelCohen212.,” the bot said in its customary format.

realDonaldTrump appears to no longer follow @MichaelCohen212.

— Trump Alert (@TrumpsAlert) October 19, 2018

Also Read: 'Melania Trump' Returns to Colbert's 'Late Show' to Clear Up Some of That ABC News Interview (Video)

A follow from Trump is one of the hottest commodities on Twitter reserved only for select family, intimates and official accounts for his resorts. Lucky few like Ann Coulter or Piers Morgan are able to broadcast content directly into his timeline and even have the power to send him private direct messages — circumventing the entire White House.

Any movement to the president’s feed is watched
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‘Pennyworth': Paloma Faith Joins Epix Batman Prequel Series

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The cast of Epix’s upcoming Batman prequel series “Pennyworth” continues to grow.

Paloma Faith has joined the cast, which already includes Jack Bannon and Ben Aldridge, as Bet Sykes, who is described as a “spirited, sadistic and sharp-tongued villain.”

The 10-episode, one-hour drama will follow Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Bannon), a former British Sas soldier in his 20’s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Aldridge), who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London.

Also Read: 'Pennyworth': Ryan Fletcher, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett Join Cast of Epix Batman Prequel Series

Production on the series — based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger — begins Monday, Oct. 22 at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, in the UK.

The cast also includes Ryan Fletcher and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, who will take on the series regular roles of Dave Boy and Bazza,
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‘The Romanoffs’ Recap: Scared Silly

‘The Romanoffs’ Recap: Scared Silly
A review of “The House of Special Purpose,” this week’s The Romanoffs, coming up just as soon as I blame it on the Method…

“I’m sorry, I… I feel like I’m losing my mind here.” -Olivia

In conversations with fellow critics about this series, “The House of Special Purpose,” which follows an actress who is being tortured by her director, has either been their favorite or least favorite of the three episodes Amazon provided us in advance. No middle ground. I fall in the latter group, though
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Talks Breast Cancer Battle, ‘Veep’ Final Season on ‘Kimmel’

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Talks Breast Cancer Battle, ‘Veep’ Final Season on ‘Kimmel’
Julia Louis-Dreyfus visited Jimmy Kimmel Live in Brooklyn Thursday to discuss her breast cancer battle and Veep‘s final season. “I’m good. I’m here. I know we have to get this cancer shit out of the way so bring on the questions,” the actress joked.

Jimmy Kimmel then asked Louis-Dreyfus of the breast cancer, “Is it beaten? Is it gone?,” to which she replied affirmatively that she has defeated it. Louis-Dreyfus also spoke about why she opted to be so public during her battle with breast cancer, which
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See ‘Corden’ Mash-Up Horror Classic ‘Halloween’ With ‘Making a Murderer’

See ‘Corden’ Mash-Up Horror Classic ‘Halloween’ With ‘Making a Murderer’
The Late Late Show mashed up Making a Murderer and Halloween for a segment that found that serial killer Michael Myers seeking exoneration for the murders he committed in the 1978 horror classic.

“40 years ago, a man named Michael Myers was imprisoned for stalking and killing babysitters on Halloween night, crimes Michael says he did not commit,” The Late Late Show posits. “Follow Michael’s journey to clear his name and find freedom, despite an overwhelming amount of evidence.”

While the 1978 film – and its new sequel out today – showcase Myers as a completely silent killer,
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Hulu Extends Sprint Pact to Drive Live TV Subscriptions

Hulu is hoping to boost its over-the-top live TV subscriber rolls by extending a special promo to Sprint’s wireless customers.

Starting Friday (Oct. 19), Sprint customers can upgrade to Hulu With Live TV, which includes 50-plus local and national networks and access to thousands of on-demand titles, from their Sprint account. The offer comes after the companies launched a partnership in November 2017 giving subscribers on the wireless carrier’s Unlimited Freedom plan access to Hulu’s limited-commercials VOD package (normally $7.99 per month) for no additional cost.

Long term, there’s no special price break for Sprint customers for Hulu With Live TV,
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Review: Greta Van Fleet and the Struts Revel in the Reliable Power of Classic Rock

Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army ***

The Struts, Young and Dangerous ***1/2

Like the mid-70s bloat that whelped punk, and the post-grunge end-of-the-century vacuum that delivered TV On The Radio, The Yeah Yeahs Yeahs, The White Stripes and The Strokes, a new rawk day seems to be a-dawnin’ in this manicured pop moment. You hear it in a surge of potent woman-led indie acts, in mainstream country artists channeling heartland rock, in Americana bands re-purposing Southern rock. With Greta Van Fleet and The Struts — somewhat startlingly — you hear it in undiluted,
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Benjamin Naishtat’s ‘Rojo’ Sells to Multiple Territories (Exclusive)

Benjamin Naishtat’s ‘Rojo’ Sells to Multiple Territories (Exclusive)
Rojo,” a noirish retro drama-thriller by fast-rising Argentinean helmer Benjamin Naishtat, has closed a number of territories, including France and China, after scooping three prizes at the San Sebastian Film Festival following its Toronto world premiere. The distribution pacts sold by Paris-based sales agent Luxbox are for Benelux (September); Brazil (Vitrine Film); China (Time Vision); France (Condor); Greece (Spentzos); Switzerland (Filmcoop); and the U.K. (New Wave). Primer Plano will distribute in Argentina. Discussions are ongoing in Spain and other key territories. Described by Variety in its review as “a witheringly provocative examination of temporary moral eclipse becoming permanent moral apocalypse,” “Rojo” features a star-studded Latin American lineup, including Argentina’s Dario Grandinetti, and Chile’s Alfredo Castro, a favorite thesp of compatriot Pablo Larrain. Unspooling in a rustic province in 1975, the film is set against an ominous backdrop of mounting political violence that foreshadows Argentina’s approaching coup and Dirty War.
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‘Daredevil': Matt Murdock Questions if He’s ‘Also a Villain’ in Season 3, Says Star Charlie Cox

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‘Daredevil': Matt Murdock Questions if He’s ‘Also a Villain’ in Season 3, Says Star Charlie Cox
In Season 3 of “Marvel’s Daredevil,” we find the Hell’s Kitchen hero both physically and mentally broken, completely questioning his faith in, well, everything.

“What was really fun for me, was to play a superhero who suddenly is questioning everything that he is and everything that he’s done,” star Charlie Cox told TheWrap in an interview ahead of Season 3’s release on Netflix.

“Suddenly he becomes a man who’s very angry, and very unhinged, and therefore very dangerous,” Cox added. Season 3 picks up right where “The Defenders” left off, and fans will remember that Matt was crushed underneath Midland Circle when it collapsed, and assumed dead.

Also Read: 'Orange Is the New Black' to End With Season 7

“To have a superhero who, in the past, has always kind of managed to pick himself up and put one foot in front of the other and ultimately do the right thing,
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Watch Tove Lo’s Tale of Female Friendship in ‘Blue Lips’ Short Film

Watch Tove Lo’s Tale of Female Friendship in ‘Blue Lips’ Short Film
Swedish singer Tove Lo has entered her Blue Lips era with a short film based on the songs from the album. The film follows the release of her Major Lazer collaboration “Blow That Smoke.” She co-wrote the film with director Malia James.

Tove Lo stars as Ebba, who goes on an adventurous few nights with her best friend Kit (Ana Coto). Early in the 30-minute film, Kit suffers a heartbreak after the guy she liked got back with his ex-girlfriend. As they go through scenes of getting ready, going out
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