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Jennifer Lopez Talks Plans to Direct, 'Bye Bye Birdie Live!' Delay and 'World of Dance'

Jennifer Lopez Talks Plans to Direct, 'Bye Bye Birdie Live!' Delay and 'World of Dance'
Jennifer Lopez and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas have a comfortable rapport. Sharing a couch in the stark white Universal Studios lot office of their Nuyorican Productions shingle, the 48-year-old CEO (more familiar as an international film, television and music star) eats a chicken salad, while her producing partner, 56, rattles through their colorful two-decade history and pauses only to steal a crouton off Lopez’s plate.

It’s an earned intimacy. The pair first worked together in 1998, when Goldsmith-Thomas, then an ICM agent, poached the multihyphenate from CAA. Goldsmith-Thomas has worn a variety of hats since: After a turn at ...
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‘Code Black’ Canceled After Three Seasons at CBS

‘Code Black’ Canceled After Three Seasons at CBS
CBS has pulled the plug on medical drama “Code Black” after three seasons.

Series creator and showrunner Michael Seitzman first broke the news on Twitter.

“Dear #CodeBlack fans, the sad news came today that we were cancelled,” he wrote. “It’s been a true joy to make this show and watch your response every week. Thank you for all of your passion. Truly, our best episodes have yet to air. We hope you’ll watch and enjoy them. We made them for you.”

The series takes place in the fictional Angels Memorial Hospital, where the high number often outnumbered the
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‘Queer Eye’ Season 2 Gets Premiere Date at Netflix – and It’s Really Soon

‘Queer Eye’ Season 2 Gets Premiere Date at Netflix – and It’s Really Soon
The new Fab Five are coming back to Netflix really, really soon.

The streaming service announced Thursday that it has set a June 15 premiere date for “Queer Eye” Season 2, just two months after the reboot was renewed for a second installment.

The new “Queer Eye” hit Netflix earlier this year, introducing us to the new Fab Five: Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Karamo Brown (Culture), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming) and Tan France (Fashion).

Here’s the official logline for the next batch of episodes: This season, the Queer Eye Fab Five return to the Georgia heartland, forging connections with communities from a wide array of backgrounds and beliefs often contrary to their own, touching on everything from self-love and faith, to immigration and how to make the perfect homemade poke bowls and more!

“These series
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Former ‘Bachelorette’ Star Says She Was Drugged and ‘Accosted’ During the Show

Former ‘Bachelorette’ Star Says She Was Drugged and ‘Accosted’ During the Show
Meredith Phillips, a former star of ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” has come forward saying she was drugged and “accosted” during her time on the show.

Phillips, who served as the Bachelorette on the show’s second season in 2004, said in an interview on the Reality Steve podcast that a massage therapist for the show drugged and “accosted” her in the tub of the room where she was staying.

Phillips said the woman, hired by one of the show’s producers, gave her a pill that made her drowsy.

“The last thing I remember is she got naked and she was in the tub with me, rubbing my back, and rubbing areas that she probably shouldn’t have,” she said, adding that she woke up naked with little memory of what had transpired.

She did not
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John Malkovich To Play Hercule Poirot In ‘The ABC Murders’ For BBC One

John Malkovich To Play Hercule Poirot In ‘The ABC Murders’ For BBC One
The next installment in BBC One’s collection of Agatha Christie stories will be The ABC Murders. Sarah Phelps is adapting the classic 1936 title with John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot and Rupert Grint as Inspector Crome. Filming is due to begin in June on the three-part drama which marks the return of Poirot to television and continues BBC One and Agatha Christie Limited's production deal that will see the latter and Mammoth Screen deliver six more Christie adaptations…
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‘Hair’ Set as NBC’s Next Live Musical

“Hair” will be NBC’s next live musical, the broadcaster announced Thursday.

Coming on the heels of the critically-acclaimed NBC live staging of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Hair Live” is currently slated to air in spring 2019. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have executive produced each of NBC’s live musicals since “The Sound of Music,” will executive produce the telecast.

The scheduling of “Hair Live” comes as NBC’s planned staging of “Bye Bye Birdie” starring Jennifer Lopez is still awaiting a premiere date. The latter production was originally slated for a winter 2017 debut but was pushed twice, with it
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Starz Launches On Amazon Prime In The UK And Germany, Coming Soon To YouTube TV In U.S.

Lionsgate touted the expanded availability of its Starz premium channel, which launched this morning on Amazon Prime in the United Kingdom and Germany and will come next month to YouTube TV in the U.S. “This is another major step in rolling out Starz as a global consumer brand,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer during a call today with investors. Feltheimer said Starz has more than doubled the number of streaming subscribers in the year, thanks in part to new programs…
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Starz Launches StarzPlay On Amazon Prime Video Channels In UK, Germany

Starz is launching streaming service StarzPlay on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the UK and Germany. The move will enable the premium network’s original series to debut exclusively on the same day as the U.S. The service is only available in the UK and Germany to Prime members through Amazon Prime Video Channels for £4.99/€4.99 a month, with a 7-day in the UK) and a 14-day free trial in Germany. Originals like the new series Vida and Sweetbitter, plus past titles like Boss
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The Top Five Eiko Ishioka Costume Designs in Movies

Japanese art director Eiko Ishioka might not be a name that you easily remember. However, if you look at the body of work she’s got, you’ll easily respond with familiarity at the things she’s put out there in the world of film. Her work is varied, and one of the fields that she’s most associated with is costume design. Throughout her career, she’s made some of the most incredible costumes for some pretty amazing characters on film. Unfortunately Ishioka is no longer with us but we still appreciate all of her work to this day. We’ve given you here, in

The Top Five Eiko Ishioka Costume Designs in Movies
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Mark Hamill on Working With Guillermo del Toro on Animated Series ‘Trollhunters’

Mark Hamill on Working With Guillermo del Toro on Animated Series ‘Trollhunters’
Mark Hamill is best known for playing cinema’s ultimate good guy in the “Star Wars” franchise. But as a voice actor, he’s played an impressive array of bad guys, from Batman’s complex arch-enemy the Joker to the comical Gadfly Garnett, the pink-hued thief in the Disney Junior series “Miles From Tomorrowland,” and many more in between.

Hamill’s latest villain will be back to cause trouble for Guillermo del Toro’s “Trollhunters,” when Netflix premieres part three, the final season of the animated saga, on Friday. The DreamWorks Animation series follows a teenager who becomes the protector
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‘Explained’ Review: Netflix’s Intriguing Docuseries Tackles Every Topic in the World, From K-Pop to DNA, in 20 Minute Chunks

One of the biggest double-edged swords of TV is “the show that can be whatever it wants to be.” Having a series without a clear anchor can be a daunting task, especially on the documentary side. Attaching the appeal of a show to a single, magnetic subject might seem like a far easier bet than building a show’s reputation on its approach to subjects.

So for “Explained,” a new co-venture between Netflix and Vox, the prospect of a new weekly documentary installment just shy of 20 minutes in length is exciting and tricky in equal measure. Without sticking to a single subject area, there’s always the difficulty in assuming the knowledge an audience is bringing to each individual episode. Factor in the impossibly vast Netflix subscriber base and that problem increases exponentially. Still, it’s a testament to “Explained” that this series stays engaging and compact as it does.
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Lionsgate Beats Wall Street’s Q4 Estimates On Ott Revenue, TV Profit Uptick

Lionsgate beat Wall Street estimates for the fourth quarter ending March 31, with TV production gains offsetting a drop in the motion picture business, which faced tough comparisons with the year-earlier La La Land quarter. Total revenue of $1.04 billion came in $30 million ahead of estimates, and fully diluted earnings per share reached 24 cents, versus analysts’ consensus of a loss of a penny. Adjusted operating income of $136 million also trumped estimates of $121.5…
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‘The Ranch’ Season 3 Gets Premiere Date; Includes Danny Masterson’s Final Episodes

Netflix has revealed the premiere date for the first half of Season 3 of The Ranch, which includes the final episodes with Danny Masterson. The first 10 episodes of Season 3 (aka Part 5) will premiere June 15. Masterson, who starred opposite Aston Kutcher in the popular multi-camera comedy series, was fired last December following accusations that he had raped four women in the early 2000s. With renewed attention to the case amid the current crackdown on sexual harassment…
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Ex-apa Agent Tyler Grasham Escapes Criminal Charges In L.A.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office has declined to file charges in four cases brought against Tyler Grasham, the onetime Apa agent who was fired in October amid allegations of sexual abuse against underage boys including potential clients. According to the D.A.’s office today, two of the four cases involving alleged victims were dismissed because the statute of limitations had expired. A third…
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10 Fun Facts About Jesse Chambers Aka Jesse Quick from The Flash

Jesse Chambers is a character from DC Comics who has appeared in many of their publications. She has also been known as Jesse Quick and Liberty Belle. If you are a fan of comics, then you may have heard of this character, but there are plenty of things that you probably do not know, Here are ten fun and interesting facts about Jesse Chambers. Her Parents Are Golden Age Heroes Being a superhero is something that runs in her family as Jesse Chambers parents were both Golden Age Heroes. Her father was Johnny Quick, a speedster and founding member of

10 Fun Facts About Jesse Chambers Aka Jesse Quick from The Flash
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Lionsgate Teams With Amazon on Starz’s Expansion in Europe

In a key expansion move, Lionsgate is teaming with Amazon to expand its Starz network in Europe through its Starzplay channels in Germany and the U.K.

Lionsgate made the announcement Thursday as part of its earnings report for its fiscal year ended March 31 at the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Lionsgate chief executive officer Jon Feltheimer made the announcement.

“Our strong quarter capped a successful year in which we exceeded our internal and consensus financial expectations with significant contributions across our film, television, and Starz platforms,” he said. “We enter fiscal 2019 well positioned to continue growing our worldwide content platform,
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Thandie Newton on the Importance of Nudity in Westworld

Thandie Newton spoke out about Westworld’s character Maeve and candidly discussed how she found her voice. If you’re a follower, then you will probably agree that the ambitious series stirred up a lot of hype before it hit the airwaves. One thing is for certain and that is the fact that it carries an impact, and Maeve is an important player that gives the show its unique flavor. It appeared in the first season that the series would be just another take on the violent abuse of women. Thandie Newton knew better, but the first season was simply the platform

Thandie Newton on the Importance of Nudity in Westworld
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The Ranch: Danny Masterson's Final Episodes Get Premiere Date

The Ranch: Danny Masterson's Final Episodes Get Premiere Date
Danny Masterson’s last day on The Ranch has been revealed.

Netflix has announced that the first half of Season 3 (aka Part 5) will be released on Friday, June 15. Masterson, who was fired last December after being accused of raping four women in the early 2000s, will make his final appearance as Rooster in the midseason finale.

“As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of The Ranch,” a spokesperson for Netflix told TVLine at the time of Masterson’s firing. “Production will resume in early 2018 without him.”

Though Masterson hasn’t officially been replaced,
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Debra Lee to Step Down as Bet Networks Chairman, CEO

Debra Lee is stepping down from her position as chairman and CEO of Bet Networks effective May 28, the company announced Thursday.

Lee began her career with the company as its first vice president and general counsel in 1986. She was elevated to president and COO in 1996 and became chairman and CEO in 2005. In December, Bet announced that Lee would remain as chairman and CEO but would step away from her day-to-day duties, with Scott M. Mills rejoining Bet as president.

“In 1986 I joined Bet Networks to be its very first in-house counsel. As a young corporate attorney I saw my role
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Debra Lee Steps Down as Chairman & CEO Of Bet Networks

Another veteran top executive at a Viacom cable network is leaving the company. After a career at Bet spanning three decades, Debra Lee is stepping down from her position as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bet Networks, effective Monday, May 28, 2018. Lee, who began her career with the company as its first VP and General Counsel in 1986, was elevated to President and COO in 1996 and became Chairman and CEO in 2005. Lee’s exit is not completely surprising. Viacom…
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