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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Actress Lucy Boynton Fires Back At Critics Who Say the Film Ignores Freddie Mercury’s Sexuality

As soon as news of a Freddie Mercury biopic began circulating, fans of the larger-than-life Queen frontman have been wondering how a Hollywood film about the bisexual singer would handle his sexuality. When 20th Century Fox released a one-minute teaser trailer for “Bohemian Rhapsody” back in May, users were quick to point out that the film seemed to ignore Mercury’s bisexuality. Most notable among the detractors was “Pushing Daisies” and “Hannibal” creator Bryan Fuller, who tweeted his frustration with the apparent “straight-washing” of Mercury’s queerness and AIDS diagnosis.

“Anyone else mildly annoyed that the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ trailer features gay/bi superstar Freddie Mercury flirting with and twirling with a woman but no indication of his love of men?,” Fuller tweeted.

Lucy Boynton (“Sing Street”), the actress who plays Mercury’s lifelong friend and fiancée Mary Austin, took umbrage with Fuller’s characterization. In an interview with Digital Spy,
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‘American Gods': Kristin Chenoweth Will Not Return for Season 2

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‘American Gods': Kristin Chenoweth Will Not Return for Season 2
Kristen Chenoweth has confirmed she will not return for the second season of “American Gods.”

The actress, who played Easter in the first season of Starz’s Neil Gaiman adaptation, revealed in an interview with TVLine on Monday that she would be departing the series out of solidarity with original showrunner Bryan Fuller.

“I couldn’t come back without him,” said Chenoweth, who previously collaborated with Fuller on the ABC drama “Pushing Daisies.” “It wouldn’t be right.”

Also Read: 'American Gods': 'The Storm Is Coming' in First Teaser for Season 2 of Starz Fantasy Drama (Video)

This is just the latest bit of behind-the-scenes upheaval on the second season of the fantasy drama ahead of its return next year.

Last month, it was reported that “American Gods” showrunner Jesse Alexander was sidelined from actively working on the series just months after taking over for original showrunners Fuller and
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American Gods' Kristin Chenoweth Confirms She Will Not Be in Season 2

American Gods' Kristin Chenoweth Confirms She Will Not Be in Season 2
Sorry, kids: There won’t be any Easter this year.

The goddess of fertility, spring, bunnies, etc. won’t appear in American Gods‘ forthcoming Season 2 — at least not in the guise of Kristin Chenoweth, who played her in the fantasy drama’s freshman outing.

The actress confirmed her departure from the show exclusively to TVLine Monday at a press event for the upcoming NBC special A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 years on Broadway. She cited her longstanding friendship with former showrunner Bryan Fuller, who in November left the Starz drama with fellow showrunner Michael Green over creative differences with producer Freemantle,
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Small-Screen Stream: ‘Pushing Daisies’ Comes to Amazon, Netflix Gets Trippy with ‘Maniac,’ and More TV to Stream This Week

Small-Screen Stream: ‘Pushing Daisies’ Comes to Amazon, Netflix Gets Trippy with ‘Maniac,’ and More TV to Stream This Week
(Welcome to Small-Screen Stream, a feature where we share the best television shows streaming and where you can watch them.) October is here, and I’m resisting the urge to make a horror-only list as best I know how. I plan to dedicate my next entry entirely to the spooky season, but before doing so, I wanted […]

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My Little Pony: 35th Anniversary Edition Collection Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD October 16th

Celebrate the magic of friendship and the nostalgia of the ’80s when My Little Pony: 35th Anniversary Edition Collection arrives on Blu-ray (plus DVD) October 16 from Lionsgate. Enjoy the original 1986 My Little Pony: The Moviefor the first time ever on Blu-ray, alongside the exciting 2017 movie adventure! Featuring the guest voices of comedy legends Danny DeVito, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Rhea Perlman, and Tony Randall, the 1986 movie on Blu-ray delivers ’80s nostalgia with high-definition sparkle! The new 2017 movie features the voice talents of the My Little Pony Mane 6 alongside a star-studded cast, including Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba, Zoe Saldana, and Sia. Just in time for the 35th anniversary of the My Little Pony brand, fans can relive the wonder of the original ponies and experience their evolution with this four-disc collection. The My Little Pony: 35th Anniversary Edition Collection Blu-ray will be available for the
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Lee Pace Joins Hong Kong Drama Series ‘Flying Tiger’ in Key Role (Exclusive)

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Lee Pace Joins Hong Kong Drama Series ‘Flying Tiger’ in Key Role (Exclusive)
Lee Pace has been cast in the upcoming second season of the Hong Kong action-drama series “Flying Tiger,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The series follows an elite Hong Kong police officer who is tasked with infiltrating a dangerous criminal organization. The exact details of Pace’s role are being kept under wraps, but it is known he will be playing an American villain on the show. The show is produced by Shaw Brothers Studio and airs on Youku.

The producers of the show are said to have actively pursued Pace for the role, who has a substantial fan following in China. According to sources, Pace is expected to make over seven figures for his time on the show though he will only be filming for four weeks.

Pace most recently starred as John DeLorean in the film “Driven,” which was the closing film of this year’s Venice Film Festival
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Rina Mimoun Signs Overall Deal With CBS TV Studios

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CBS TV Studios has signed writer-producer Rina Mimoun to an overall deal.

Mimoun already has a pair of projects, one with CBS and one with The CW, set up for this development season.

The CBS project, “Under the Bridge,” is an hour-long medical drama that follows a surgeon who attempts to repair both her medical practice and her marriage, following a scandal. It will be produced with Jerry Bruckheimer and his Jerry Bruckheimer Television, alongside Jonathan Littman, and KristieAnne Reed.

Also Read: 'NCIS' Star Wilmer Valderrama Signs First-Look Deal With CBS TV Studios to Focus on Diversity

Mimoun’s project for The CW is titled “Finley & June,” which follows a tightly-wound aspiring children’s book author who meets an actual fairy with rage issues in a Griffith Park restroom. The magic of female friendship takes on literal new meaning as the two millennials help each other navigate hipster
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Rina Mimoun Inks CBS TV Studios Overall Deal, Sets Two Development Projects

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Rina Mimoun has signed a multi-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios, Variety has learned.

Mimoun has already set up two new projects this development season at CBS TV Studios, one at CBS and the other at The CW with Mimoun serving as writer and executive producer on both projects.

The CBS project is a one-hour drama titled “Under the Bridge.” In the series, when a scandal rocks the medical practice she runs with her husband and their friends, a surgeon rises to the occasion and takes the lead in trying to mend both the practice and her own marriage.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, and KristieAnne Reed of Jerry Bruckheimer Television will also executive produce. CBS Television Studios will produce in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television.

The CW project is called “Finley & June.” It follows a tightly-wound aspiring children’s book author who meets an actual fairy with rage issues in a Griffith Park restroom.
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For ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events,’ winning an Emmy may be child’s play

For ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events,’ winning an Emmy may be child’s play
Last year “A Series of Unfortunate Events” only received one Emmy nomination: Best Music Composition for James Newton Howard. But this time the Netflix adaptation of Daniel Handler’s novels, which he wrote under the pen name Lemony Snicket, was entered for consideration for Best Children’s Program. It paid off with a nomination. Can it go as far as to pull off a win?

The second season adapted the middle 5 novels in the 13-book series into 10 episodes: “The Austere Academy,” “The Ersatz Elevator,” “The Vile Village,” “The Hostile Hospital,” and “The Carnivorous Carnival.” The last four books will be covered next year by the show’s third and final season. With so little time left, Emmy voters will only get one more chance to award the program.

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The show certainly has the kind of pedigree that may appeal to the TV academy.
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Ascap Film Scoring Workshop Celebrates 30 Years

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The Newman scoring stage at 20th Century-Fox was overflowing with people – and good will – as Ascap last night celebrated the 30th anniversary of its Film Scoring Workshop with a studio recording session for the 12 lucky young composers chosen to participate.

“This is like a window into the time continuum, where you can look into the future and see those who are going to make a real contribution to film music,” Ascap president and chairman Paul Williams said. “It’s a cultural gift in one sense, but on another level it’s a really smart business investment.”

The performing-rights society sponsors this four-week event for emerging film and TV composers every summer, with Emmy winner Richard Bellis at the helm. Ascap arranges meetings with agents, lawyers, studio executives and experienced composers; this year’s field trips included visits to the studios of Junkie Xl (“Mad Max Fury Road”), Matthew Margeson
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Showbiz History: Maya Rudolph, Presumed Innocent, and Lindsay's Last

10 random things that happened on this day in showbiz history

1940 Bugs Bunny and his catch phrase "What's up doc?" make their official debut in "A Wild Hare" which is nominated for the short film Oscar.

1969 TV wunderkind Bryan Fuller is born in Idaho. We will always love him for Pushing Daisies and Wonderfalls

Maya Rudolph, Prince, Bob Hope, Lindsay Lohan and more after the jump...
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Performers of the Week: Killjoys' Hannah John-Kamen & Aaron Ashmore

Performers of the Week: Killjoys' Hannah John-Kamen & Aaron Ashmore
The Performers | Hannah John-Kamen and Aaron Ashmore

The Show | Killjoys

The Episode | “The Warrior Princess Bride” (July 20, 2018)

The Performance | Syfy’s jaunty space adventure opened Season 4 with a sliiiightly unconventional hour that, save for a few scenes — where Khylen tried to calm Dutch as she lay wounded in the greenspace — took place years ago. And boy, did Hannah John-Kamens and Aaron Ashmore make that past a blast.

Chronicling a time shortly after Yalena Yardeen and John Jaqobis first met but before they became Killjoys, the flashbacks entertainingly echoed the series’ freshman run, when everything was shiny and new, the stakes a bit less dire.
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Vampire Chronicles Series In Development at Hulu

After regaining the rights to her Vampire Chronicles book series back in 2016, Anne Rice and her son, fellow novelist Christopher Rice, have been looking to bring Lestat to life on the small screen, and now they're heading to Hulu with the anticipated adaptation.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals the news of Vampire Chronicles being picked up by Hulu, reporting that the series is now in development at the streaming service.

Based on the popular book series, the first script for the Vampire Chronicles was penned by Anne and Christopher. The mother-son duo will also executive produce the project with David Kanter and Steve Golin from Anonymous Content, who, along with Paramount Television, picked up the rights to option 11 novels from Rice's book series back in 2017.

Bryan Fuller was previously on board the Vampire Chronicles series to help develop it with Anne and Christopher, but he amicably left the project several months ago.
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‘Trial and Error’ Star Kristin Chenoweth on How Her True Crime Obsession Nearly Kept Her From Broadway

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‘Trial and Error’ Star Kristin Chenoweth on How Her True Crime Obsession Nearly Kept Her From Broadway
Kristin Chenoweth, when you meet her in person, is as friendly and bubbly as you might imagine — in the middle of a busy NBC press day, she required several pauses in our conversation to say hi to familiar faces. Thus, her newest role of accused husband killer Lavinia Peck-Foster might feel like an odd fit, except for this fact: The “Trial and Error” Season 2 star is a true crime junkie, and in fact nearly studied criminal justice instead of pursuing musical theater at one point in her career.

“During ‘Wicked,’ I went to the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, which is basically across the street from where the theater is,” she said. “I looked up some classes and was going to take a basic criminal justice course and then our day and night off moved from Monday night to Wednesday night, so I got taken out of class.”

While entertainment became her ultimate path,
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Ascap, Bmi Schedule Workshops for Composers

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Two major performance-rights organizations announced this week the launch of workshops designed to aid up-and-coming film and TV composers: Ascap, for film scoring; and Bmi, for conducting.

Both are multi-week events for which hundreds apply annually, and the two will culminate in live recording sessions at Los Angeles area studios later this month.

Ascap began its 30th annual Film Scoring Workshop today, with Emmy-winning composer Richard Bellis as mentor and Ascap film and TV executives Michael Todd and Jennifer Harmon producing.

It’s a comprehensive, four-week program that has proven a launching pad for many composers in the past, including Jim Dooley (“Pushing Daisies”), Rob Duncan (“Castle”), Matthew Margeson (the “Kingsman” movies), Cliff Martinez (“Drive”), Mateo Messina (“Juno”) and Austin Wintory (“Journey”).

This year’s 12 composers — chosen from nearly 400 applicants — include Shaun Crawford of Cape Town, South Africa; Damien Lane of Cambewarra, Australia; Kyle Laporte of Playa Del Rey, Calif.
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Emmy spotlight: Alex Borstein deserves her first win for managing ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

Emmy spotlight: Alex Borstein deserves her first win for managing ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband and co-writer/director/producer Daniel Palladino are such big fans of Alex Borstein that they wrote the role role of comedy manager Susie Myerson just for her. She’d appeared in their two previous TV shows: “Gilmore Girls” and “Bunheads and is on track to win Best Comedy Supporting Actress for this breakout Amazon hit. Like Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), the jilted housewife-turned-stand-up comic at the center of the show, Borstein’s Susie Myerson is a woman trying to crack the glass ceiling as a personal manager, another male-dominated profession.

Borstein first appeared on “Gilmore Girls” in the first season as Drella, the harpist at the Independence Inn managed by Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham). She returned in seasons three and five as Miss Celine, the personal stylist of Lorelai’s mother Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop). But she almost had a
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Alex Kurtzman Taking Over as ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Showrunner

Star Trek: Discovery is going through yet another showrunner change. The CBS All Access series had a tumultuous road to its first season, as creator and showrunner Bryan Fuller was asked to step down during the scripting and pre-production phase as producers weren’t crazy about him splitting his time between Trek and Starz’s American Gods (he also eventually left the Starz series over creative differences). At that point, writers/producers Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg were promoted to showrunners on the series, having worked with Fuller on shows like Pushing Daisies and Wonderfalls. Now, however, as production …
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AMC Finally Reveals ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 4 Premiere Date

AMC Finally Reveals ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 4 Premiere Date
We finally know when you’ll see the next of Bob Odenkirk’s Jimmy McGill — and definitely no more of Chuck. AMC announced Thursday that “Better Call Saul” Season 4 will premiere on Aug. 6, with the network’s new Wyatt Russell and Brent Jennings-led series “Lodge 49” debuting right after.

And it’s about time, seeing as the “Breaking Bad” prequel series aired its Season 3 finale last June.

“Monday nights have become a destination for our character-driven dramas, and we loved the idea of pairing these two series, which are similar in their darkly comedic tone and led by two charming yet complicated characters facing huge life moments,” said David Madden, president of original programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios.

Also Read: 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' 'The Handmaid's Tale,' 'Better Call Saul' Among Writers Guild TV Nominees

“We’re excited to share the next
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Pushing Daisies, Two and a Half Men: Reboots Pitched Following Roseanne Cancellation

Could Pushing Daisies and Two and a Half men be making a comeback? According to Deadline, both TV shows have made reboot pitches to ABC.From Bryan Fuller, Pushing Daisies starred Lee Pace as Ned, a pie shop owner who can bring the dead back to life. The cast also includes Anna Friel, Chi McBride, Jim Dale, Ellen Greene, Swoosie Kurtz, and Kristin Chenoweth. The dramedy ran on ABC for only two seasons before being cancelled in 2009.Read More…
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Bryan Fuller Pushes For a Pushing Daisies Revival after Roseanne is Canceled

With ABC canceling Roseanne, there is a gap to fill in their fall schedule. Not long after it was announced that the show was canceled, TV writer and producer Bryan Fuller took to Twitter to push for a Pushing Daisies revival to fill that empty slot in the fall schedule!

Not To Be Opportunistic, But If you're Itching To Fill That #Roseanne Slot With Another Former @ABCNetwork Show... pic.twitter.com/UXYm5j6adx

— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) May 29, 2018

The wonderful short-lived dramedy starred Lee Pace, Ana Friel and Kristin Chenoweth and it aired on ABC from 2007-09. The series centers on the life of Ned (Pace), a pie-maker gifted with the mysterious ability to reanimate the dead by touching them. The core of the story is love. Ned's childhood sweetheart ends up being murdered, and he uses his ability to bring her back to life, even though he could never,
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