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‘Glamorous’: Brooke Shields To Star In, Eva Longoria To Direct the CW Pilot

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‘Glamorous’: Brooke Shields To Star In, Eva Longoria To Direct the CW Pilot
Brooke Shields is set to star in the CW’s drama pilot Glamorous. Eva Longoria has been tapped to direct and executive produce in her pilot directing debut. Jade Payton also has been cast in hourlong drama pilot from Damon Wayans Jr. and his Two Shakes Entertainment, writer Jordon Nardino and CBS TV Studios.

Written by Nardino, Glamorous centers on a gender non-conforming recent high school graduate who lands the gig of a lifetime interning at a cosmetics company whose products he panned on YouTube.

Shields, a former model herself, will play Madolyn, a former supermodel who is no stranger to the covers of Vogue or the runways of Milan, Madolyn is the founder and CEO of one of the industry’s most respected and sophisticated cosmetics company. A canny businesswoman and entrepreneur, Madolyn is at the top of the game and will stop at nothing to stay there, including
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Peter Tork, The Monkees Bassist, Dies at 77

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Peter Tork, The Monkees Bassist, Dies at 77
Peter Tork, bassist, keyboardist and singer for iconic late ’60s pop-rock band The Monkees died on Thursday. He was 77.

Tork’s death was confirmed by his sister, Anne Thorkelson, to The Washington Post. Thorkelson did not share the cause of death or where Tork died. His Twitter and Facebook accounts announced his death shortly after.

“Please know that Peter was extremely appreciative of you, his Torkees, and one of his deepest joys was to be out in front of you, playing his music, and seeing you enjoy what he had to share,” a message attributed to the Peter Tork Facebook Team said.

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"Halo" TV Series Will Be Directed by ‘Robin Hood’ Filmmaker Otto Bathurst

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The long road to adapt Halo to the screen (be it big or small) is almost at an end. Showtime is turning the video game franchise into a new TV series, and they’ve found their director – Otto Bathurst, the filmmaker behind the recent Robin Hood reboot. Bathurst will direct multiple episodes of the live-action series, and […]

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"Stargirl" Casts Cameron Gellman; Carmela Zumbado Joins "You"

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Cameron Gellman (Heathers) is set as a series regular in DC Universe’s upcoming Stargirl series. Based on the DC characters, Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. The new drama reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in an unpredictable series. Gellman is playing an undisclosed DC character. Geoff Johns, who created the Stargirl character in 1999, will be writing the first episode and executive produces with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Melissa Carter. The series is produced by Berlanti Productions and Mad Ghost Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Gellman most recently appeared in Heathers, Mary Harron’s Charlie Says, The Fosters and The Middle. He also played alongside Annette Bening & Elle Fanning in the feature film 20th Century Women. He’s repped by
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"Haunting of Hill House" Anthology Gets Season 2 as Creators Ink Big Netflix Overall Deal

While Netflix doesn't release viewership data, this is one clear indicator that The Haunting of Hill House was a massive hit for the streamer.

Haunting creator Mike Flanagan and his longtime Intrepid Pictures partner Trevor Macy have signed a big overall deal with Netflix that includes a second season of the anthology. Sources say the pact is for four or five years and worth in the low eight-figure range. Given that Hill House was the duo's first series, that sum is considered a sizable investment from the streamer that changed the overall deals space after handing out nine-figure deals to ...
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Chicago Police: Jussie Smollett Staged Attack Because He Was ‘Dissatisfied With His Salary’

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Chicago Police: Jussie Smollett Staged Attack Because He Was ‘Dissatisfied With His Salary’
Chicago Police officials asserted Thursday that actor Jussie Smollett set up a hate crime hoax on Jan. 28 because he was “dissatisfied with his salary” on the Fox series “Empire.”

Police are holding a news conference to discuss the case that has made international headlines amid Smollett’s continued insistence that he was the victim of a vicious attack and he had no involvement in staging the incident. Smollett surrendered to police Thursday morning and will be charged today with filing a false police report.
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"Lost Boys": Tyler Posey to Star in CW Pilot, Catherine Hardwicke to Direct

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The CW has found the cast and director for its “Lost Boys” pilot.

Teen Wolf” alum Tyler Posey has signed on to star in the adaptation as Michael, one of the two sons who move to the seaside town of Santa Carla with their mother. “Kingdom” alum Kiele Sanchez will play their mother Lucy, while the role of the younger brother has not yet been cast.

Medalion Rahimi (“Still Star-Crossed”) has also been cast in the pilot as Stella, the carefree Californian who has an immediate spark with Michael. Her boyfriend David, the bad-boy leader of a vampire gang, will be played by Dakota Shapiro (“Valley of the Boom”).

Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke is also set to return to the vampire genre as director of the Warner Bros. TV pilot.

In the original 1987 film “The Lost Boys,
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‘The Walking Dead’ Drops to All-Time Low in Ratings and Viewers

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‘The Walking Dead’ Drops to All-Time Low in Ratings and Viewers
The Walking Dead” definitely isn’t dead, but it is at an all-time low.

Sunday’s episode, titled “Omega,” averaged a 1.7 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, down 15 percent from the prior week’s midseason premiere and slightly below its previous all-time demo low of 1.8 last fall.

This week also marked the show’s worst-ever performance in total viewers with 4.54 million people tuned in for Sunday’s episode. That’s down 12 percent from last week and less than the previous low of 4.71 million for the show’s second episode in 2010.

The episode aired against the NBC All-Star Game on TNT and TBS, likely accounting for the week-over-week declines.

The aging series has seen steep ratings declines across the past few years, with viewership numbers for Season 9 coming in well below the previous season. And moving forward, the
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Five “Manifest” Theories That Will Make You Rethink the Show

When Manifest was first released a lot of people didn’t really know what to think about the show, but obviously that time has passed since the use of time travel has become one of the driving points of the story. Recently the show doubled down on this theme though and has opened up a whole new avenue of possibilities that might have peoples’ head spinning with ideas and conspiracy theories that could have them trying concoct their own ideas about what’s going to happen or what kind of surprises might be in store with each new episode. The use of

Five “Manifest” Theories That Will Make You Rethink the Show
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Fox Casts Three Leads in ‘Patty’s Auto’ Pilot

Fox has announced the casting of three lead characters for its multi-cam comedy pilot “Patty’s Auto,” including the eponymous Patty.

Inspired by Patrice Banks’ Girls Auto Clinic, an auto repair shop with all female mechanics, the project centers on Patty, the intimidating owner of Patty’s Auto who will be played by “Straight Outta Compton” alumna Carra Patterson.

Patty makes it her mission to empower her female employees who include Jenna, to be played by “Schitt’s Creek” standout Sarah Levy, and Liza, who will be played by “Lethal Weapon” actress Paola Lázaro. The former is described as an
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The Best New Shows and Movies on Netflix This Week -- Paddleton, Chef's Table

Ready to watch something new on Netflix this weekend? Here is a list of all the best new shows and movies released on Netflix the week of Feb. 22-Feb. 28.

It's a pretty light week on Netflix, as far as these things go, by which we mean there are no big, buzzy English-language series or movies hitting

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WWE's Roman Reigns Is Returning to Monday Night Raw With an Update on His Leukemia Diagnosis

The WWE's self-proclaimed Big Dog is headed back to Monday Night Raw sooner than expected.

Four months after announcing that his leukemia had returned, Roman Reigns is set to appear on the WWE's flagship show Monday, Feb. 25 to deliver an update on his health. While we don't know exactly what that

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Adam Pally, Abby Elliott Join Cast of NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Uninsured’

NBC pilot “Uninsured” has cast four of its series regulars, with Adam Pally and Abby Elliott playing the young married couple at the center of the show.

Pally will play Dave, who is described as a “natural hype man with a good heart.” Elliott has been tapped to play “super mom” Rebecca, who “longs for the kind of order she can never achieve in a chaotic household.”

Alongside them as series regulars are Jessy Hodges as Dave’s edgy younger sister Joanna and Amer Chadha-Patel as Dave’s fast-talking business partner Aram.

The multi-camera comedy revolves around young parents Dave and Rebecca,
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The Five Best Mandisa Songs of Her Career

Mandisa is one more person that proves that being eliminated on American Idol is not the end of your career. While she did have kind of a bone to pick with Simon Cowell, a long list indeed of people, she did handle it in a very classy and peaceful way. In fact her response to the notoriously harsh judge was handled so well that he actually apologized to her on the spot and things were settled. Despite being eliminated she wasn’t about to let her chance slip away from her and she began to perform wherever she was accepted, which

The Five Best Mandisa Songs of Her Career
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Review: ABC's New Spy Show Whiskey Cavalier Is Adequate Background Noise

A handsome FBI agent and a sexy CIA agent who don't get along but work together to save the world... if they can overcome their throbbing sexual tension? It must be a new ABC drama, and boy oh boy, is Whiskey Cavalier an ABC drama.

Also known as the show that gave Lauren Cohan the excuse she needed

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Jussie Smollett Recently Hosted Doc on Lynching, Filmmaker Talks ‘Coincidence’

Jussie Smollett Recently Hosted Doc on Lynching, Filmmaker Talks ‘Coincidence’
In May 2018, Jussie Smollett appeared as the narrator and correspondent in an episode of the Epix documentary series “America Divided” that explored the subject of hate crimes, specifically lynching, in the state of Tennessee.

Now that the “Empire” actor has been charged with filing a false police report and Chicago police are convinced he staged his own hate attack because he was “dissatisfied with his salary,” Smollett’s involvement in the show is cast in a different light.

“When the news initially came out, we were horrified by the story and for myself, it’s hard to get away from the coincidence,
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TV News Roundup: ‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot Drops First Full Trailer (Watch)

In today’s TV news roundup, CBS All Access has released the official trailer for the rebooted “Twilight Zone” and Sophia Bush will guest star on “Jane the Virgin.”

Casting

One Tree Hill” actress and Time’s Up activist Sophia Bush has been cast as a guest star on the fifth and final season of “Jane the Virgin.” She will play a character named Julie who will appear in the 12th episode of the American telenovela on The CW. Justin Baldoni, one of the show’s stars, said on Instagram, “I can’t tell you who she is playing except
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Jussie Smollett Saga: How a Possible Hoax Only Deepens the Political Divide

Jussie Smollett Saga: How a Possible Hoax Only Deepens the Political Divide
It’s become a cliche to say that America is more polarized than it has been for decades, but the strange saga of Jussie Smollett and the hate crime that may have become a hoax is fresh evidence of the divisions roiling this country.

Chicago police assert that the “Empire” actor was looking for a raise when he claimed he had been the victim of a homophobic and racist attack by two men who shouted “This is Maga country.” If he did orchestrate his own assault in order to get a bigger paycheck, Smollett also managed to touch a series
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How Disney’s Andi Mack Took on Gun Safety

Recently, the Disney show Andi Mack brought up the topic of gun safety. In short, the captain of the basketball team and his friends invited the character Cyrus Goodman to participate in their unsupervised target practice, thus resulting in a test of character that was further complicated by the inclusion of peer pressure in the scenario. On the whole, a Disney show bringing up the topic of gun safety might have come as a surprise, but if so, it was a welcome one because there are a fair number of people who either hurt themselves or hurt others by ignoring

How Disney’s Andi Mack Took on Gun Safety
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Jussie Smollett Returns to ‘Empire’ Set as Fox Struggles to Decide His Fate

Jussie Smollett Returns to ‘Empire’ Set as Fox Struggles to Decide His Fate
Jussie Smollett is back on the set of “Empire” in Chicago following his release from police custody on Thursday, Variety has learned.

Smollett was released after posting bail in Chicago after police charged him with staging what was originally reported as a hate crime last month. He was originally intended to film throughout this week on the Fox series, but his role was dramatically reduced in light of his ongoing legal troubles.

Fox has stood behind the actor for the most part, issuing multiple statements backing him as evidence grew that he had staged his own assault. Earlier on Thursday though,
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